Tamil Nadu protests for Cauvery board

CSK team, fans should wear black band during matches, says Rajinikanth

Actors Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, music director Ilayaraja, Vairamuthu, Vijay, Sivakarthikeyan at the demonstration organised by Nadigar Sangam at Valluvarkottam on Sunday for not forming Cauvery management board, Chennai, April 8, 2018

Actors Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, music director Ilayaraja, Vairamuthu, Vijay, Sivakarthikeyan at the demonstration organised by Nadigar Sangam at Valluvarkottam on Sunday for not forming Cauvery management board, Chennai, April 8, 2018   | Photo Credit: B. Jothi Ramalingam

It is an embarrassment when IPL is being held at this juncture when Tamil Nadu is protesting for CMB."

Actor Rajinikanth has appealed to the Chennai Super Kings team and fans to wear a black band during matches as a show of solidarity with the protests calling for the quick setting up of a Cauvery management board. He said this on Sunday before heading to the protest on the Cauvery issue organised by Nadigar Sangam, the Tamil Nadu actors’ collective.

Mr. Rajini said “It is an embarrassment when IPL is being held at this juncture when Tamil Nadu is protesting for CMB. But, CSK team and the fans could wear black arm band.”

On Sterilite protests, he said: “The State government shouldn't allow exploitation of nature. Such businesses shouldn't be allowed.”

On Kamal Haasan's comments that he will oppose Rajinikanth if he takes up ‘spiritual’ politics, Mr. Rajini said “He is not my enemy. My enemies are poverty, unemployment.”

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