A delegation of 16 farmers led by P Ayyakannu met Superstar Rajinikanth in Chennai on Sunday, during which the top actor assured them his support for their plea to interlink rivers.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Ayyakannu, who led recent farmers protest in New Delhi, said, “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.”
He added: “Rajinkanth offered to give us Rs 1 crore immediately towards river linking, however, we requested him to hand it over to Prime Minister Modi for a project in this connection.”
The meeting by Rajini with farmers comes weeks after he asked his fans to be ready for ‘war’, meaning he might enter politics. Lately, the Superstar has been meeting political advisors, journalists and others.