Why now? Congress questions timing of Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Rajinikanth


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On this April 13, 2014 file picture, then BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with actor Rajinikanth at his residence in Chennai.

The Congress on Thursday questioned the timing of Dadasaheb Phalke Award to famous person Rajinikanth, saying the federal government mustn’t do something that unnecessarily drags celebrities in political controversies.

Congress chief Rajeev Shukla mentioned the federal government mustn’t attempt to take political benefit out of the whole lot and be cautious of such actions.

“This award ought to have been given to him lengthy again, why is it being given this yr,” he mentioned.

“The federal government mustn’t do something which unnecessarily drags our celebrities in political controversies. Rajinikanth is a revered movie persona. The BJP and the federal government needs to be cautious of this and it mustn’t attempt to take political benefit out of the whole lot,” Shukla informed reporters.

He alleged that the federal government doing something with elections in view will not be correct, however famous that individuals know the whole lot.

“The federal government mustn’t attempt to take political beneficial properties out of the whole lot it does. If the federal government has accomplished this with the intention of constructing political beneficial properties and with elections in thoughts, then this isn’t applicable in politics,” he mentioned.

Rajinikanth is a extensively revered movie persona and all of us respect him, as his profession has been very profitable.

Celebrity Rajinikanth might be honoured with the celebrated Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Data and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar introduced on Thursday.

The announcement comes days forward of the April 6 Meeting polls in Tamil Nadu, the place the 70-year-old Rajinikanth resides and has a large following among the many folks.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Indian cinema’s highest honour for an artiste, for the yr 2019, might be offered to Rajinikanth on Might three.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed Rajinikanth for his contribution to cinema whereas congratulating him on the honour.

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