Rajinikanth offers protest venue to Anna supporters
Pledging his support to anti-graft initiatives, superstar Rajinikanth has lent his sprawling marriage hall here free of cost for the three-day fast being organised by Team Anna activists for a strong Lokpal Bill.
"We are organising a three-day fast from tomorrow. We had approached him for support. He (Rajinikanth) accepted it and said he was always for anti-corruption," India Against Corruption's (IAC) Central Core Committee member MS Chandramohan said on Tuesday.
The Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam in the heart of the city in Kodambakkam locality here will be the venue for the fast being held from Tuesday to express solidarity with social activist Anna Hazare, who is beginning his fast in Mumbai.
"He (Rajinikanth) offered it free of cost and said it was his service to the country," Chandramohan said.
Asked whether Rajnikanth would visit the venue during the fast, Chandramohan said, "He is always invited. But, he has not said anything on that possibility so far."
IAC is also planning to hold jail bharo andolan from December 30, he said.