Reacting to a section of the media which quoted him as saying that he doesn’t know anything about the seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, superstar Rajinikanth today said, “I am not a fool.”
Speaking to reporters in Chennai, he said, “I am not a fool to say that I don’t know anything about them. It is a maya to create an impression that I don’t know anything. They should be released on humanitarian grounds and Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit should take a call on it.”
A day after suggesting that the Bharatiya Janata Party may be dangerous because the Opposition thinks so, Rajinikanth has clarified that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is actually stronger than the opposition combined.
He said if 10 opposition parties are ganging up against the BJP, then the person on the other side fighting against them must be stronger.
“My answer was if the opposition parties are seeing the BJP as a dangerous party, then for them (opposition parties), the BJP is a dangerous party. It is for the people to decide,” he added.
He said further: “I will speak about things that I know. When I don’t know something, I would certainly say that I don’t know. There was no clairty on the question asked to me about the seven convicts yesterday by the media.
Hence I gave that reply. I want to reiterate that I am not a fool to say that I don’t know anything about the convicts and the 27 years that they have spent in prison. I know what the courts have ordered about their release.”
Rajinikanth had announced his political entry on December 31 last year and made his debut speech in March. Since then, there has been much speculation about his possible political alliances.