New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy tweeted a photograph purportedly of superstar Rajinikanth “gambling” in a US casino and demanded an Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe into the actor’s wealth.
Wow! RK 420 in a US Casino gambling to improve his health!! ED must find out from where his $$ came from. pic.twitter.com/4UeUgg9yNN— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) July 5, 2017
‘RK 420’ is how Swamy refers to Rajinikanth in his tweets.
The tweet marks the senior BJP leader’s sharpest attack on Rajinikanth since the latter dropped strong hints of joining politics.
Earlier, Swamy had questioned Rajinikanth’s credentials as a “Tamizhan”, saying his political debut would “spell disaster”.
"He has no future in politics. A new generation of very educated Tamilians who are assertive, influential now want national politics to come to Tamil Nadu. He is unsuitable for becoming the chief minister of Tamil Nadu," Swamy had said.
Over several interactions with his fans in May, Rajini had said the political system needed “cleansing” and that he would not allow "wrong people" to join him if he took the political plunge.
Despite frequent speculation, the 66-year actor has avoided making any explicit commitment on entering politics.