23
Monday
October 2017
8:28 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
National News
Rajinikanth Meets Farmers, Assures Support For Linking Rivers
 
(Chennai, June 18,2017):Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday met a delegation of 16 farmers led by P Ayyakannu and assured them his support for their plea to interlink rivers.

Weeks after asking his fans to “prepare for war,” hinting that he might consider joining politics, the Kabali star told the visiting farmers that their plea to link up rivers will be represented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and pledged Rs 1 crore for the cause.

“Rajini told us that he will take steps to facilitate interlinking rivers, he said first (Peninsular) rivers like Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Palaru, and Cauvery should be linked," Ayyakannu said after meeting the top star.

In 2002, Rajinikanth had famously offered Rs 1 crore towards interlinking Himalayan and Peninsular Rivers after a fast on the Cauvery issue.

"Rajinkanth offered to give us Rs 1 crore immediately towards river linking, however, we requested him to hand it over to PM Modi for a project in this connection," the farmer leader who kicked up a storm with his recent multiple forms of protest in Delhi said.

He said, “we wanted Rajinikanth to help make a beginning (pillayar suzhi) for this river link-up effort and he said he will do it."

The farmer leader said the top star who is shooting for his upcoming flick 'Kaala' told them that he will represent the issue to PM Modi "though he did not specifically say that he will personally meet Modi in this regard."

Ayyakannu, president of National South Indian Rivers Inter-Linking Farmers Association said Rajinikanth assured support to farmers on all issues faced by them.

Rajinikanth while addressing his fans last month had asked them to be ready for war when it comes, asserting the "system is rotten" and that it needs to be changed.

While DMK working president M K Stalin had said that it was Rajinikanth's wish "whether or not to join politics," others including pro-Tamil leader Seeman opposed it even as others like BJP welcomed the actor's remarks.

All India Mahila Congress General Secretary and actress Nagma had said days before Rajini addressed his cadres that the top star will be successful if he chose to come to politics.

She had paired with Rajinikanth in the blockbuster 1995 movie Baasha.


Mersal: BJP demand 'insulting freedom of expression', says Dhinkaran
Eighteen-month-old child raped by her uncle in UP
Withdraw 'harmful ordinance', Editors Guild tells Raj govt
'BJP caricature of Rahul Gandhi not working any more'
Economy on track due to hard decisions: PM
Modi congratulates Shinzo Abe on re-election
Yogi Adityanath faces tough civic polls test in UP
Rajasthan ordinance: Rahul Gandhi takes a swipe at Vasundhara Raje
Our new mantra is ports for prosperity: Narendra Modi in Dahej
Linking Aadhaar number to bank accounts is mandatory, says RBI
Aadhaar linkage with bank accounts mandatory, says RBI
Pak firing claims one more life in Jammu and Kashmir
Don't invite me for Tipu Jayanti event: NDA Minister
Haryana singer Harshita Dahiya killed on her brother-in-law's order, say police
Smriti Irani hits back at Rahul over his tweet on Jay Shah, says person 'out on bail' is mocking court
After 12 years, CBI seeks govt nod to appeal against clean chit in Bofors case
Modi to visit Gujarat on Sunday, inaugurate slew of projects
Congress didn't allow me to redevelop Kedarnath after 2013 floods: PM Modi
Ranjit Kumar resigns as solicitor general
Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath, renews resolve to serve
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Rajkummar Rao suffers leg fracture
 (Mumbai, Oct 23, 2017): Actor Rajkummar Rao has suffered a fracture in his leg while shooting  
Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan to get Lata Mangeshkar Award
Playboy features first transgender as its playmate
Konkana, Radhika Apte support #MeToo campaign
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Body found during search; 'most likely' of 3-yr-old missing Indian girl
 (Houston, Oct 23, 2017): Police have discovered the body of a girl child, which they say is "
Typhoon Lan: Tens of thousands told to evacuate as Category 4 storm lashes Japan
Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc set for big win in Japan: TV exit polls
Sharif brothers tried to assassinate me twice: Asif Ali Zardari
KERALA NEWS
Measles-rubella: About 35 lakh children vaccinated in State
 (Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23, 2017): About 35 lakh children have been covered under the measle
Spirit seized in Kayamkulam
Girl student who jumped off school building dies
Devaswom Board plans college, study centre to teach Vedas
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.