Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth’s observations here on Friday that Tamil Nadu’s political leadership continued to face a ‘void’ in the wake of the demise of the two big leaders, former DMK president .M Karunanidhi and former AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa, drew a sharp response from opposition DMK.
Taking cudgels on behalf of his party, senior leader and DMK treasurer Durai Murugan chided the superstar retorting, “there is no vacuum in state politics; even scientifically, the concept of vacuum makes no sense as air immediately flows to fill any empty space.”
Likewise, the brief void after the demise of the two big leaders has been more than filled by the present DMK leader M. K. Stalin who blew in like fresh air, Durai Murugan said.
Taking another dig at Rajinikanth, the DMK senior pitied the actor for not being able to feel the political climate or the people’s pulse in Tamil Nadu now as he was for long periods involved in film shootings. “The vacuum if any in Tamil Nadu politics has long been filled by Stalin and Rajinikanth will realise this after he actually entered politics,” Durai Murugan added.
To a question, Durai Murugan said it was up to Rajinikanth to decide whether he wants to go with BJP or not in the State. “But let him start his political party first and then we will see,” the DMK senior added....