Rajinikanth lauded Home Minister Amit Shah for his ‘Mission Kashmir’ after the government successfully moved to remove Article 370, while passing the Jammu and Kashmir, Reorganisation Bill in the Parliament earlier in the week. Praising Amit Shah for his speech in the Parliament and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the superstar termed the duo as the ‘Krishna-Arjuna’ combination, though adding that only they know who was Krishna and Arjuna in the partnership.
Speaking at the launch of a book on Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s two-year charge in office, Rajinikanth told Amit Shah, who was seated among the dignitaries on the stage, “Heartfelt congratulations for Mission Kashmir. The way you conducted it, hats off, especially the speech you delivered in Parliament. Fantastic sir. Now people will come to know who is Amit Shah. I'm happy about it.”
The veteran continued, “Amit Shah ji and Modi ji is like Krishna-Arjuna combination, we don’t know is Krishna and Arjuna, they only know. Good luck to you and to the country, through you.”
On Home Minister Amit Shah’s proposal, President Ram Nath Kovind passed on August 5 the constitutional order to revoke Article 370, that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The J&K Reorganisation Bill that bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, was passed by both the houses of the Parliament, the Rajya Sabha on August 5 and the Lok Sabha a day later.
Vice President’s book ‘Listening, Learning and Leading’, on his two-year term, was launched in Chennai on Sunday. The actor said that he knew the Vice President for over 25 years now and praised him for being ‘spiritual’ and always focusing on people’s needs. Rajinikanth said, “He is a completely spiritual person, completely detached, will always think about people, especially the poor people.”