Cho compares Rajnikanth to Narendra Modi

March 7th, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Narendra Modi

Chennai, March 7 (IANS) Veteran commentator Cho Ramaswamy has compared Rajnikanth with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saying they are “similar” and that southern cinema’s superhero will make a good chief minister. “They both strictly follow the principles of Mahabharata,” Ramaswamy said at a function here where the audio of the book “The Name Is Rajnikanth” by Gayathri Srikanth was released Thursday evening.

“Rajnikanth is a good administrator. If he enters politics and becomes the chief minister, he will take Tamil Nadu towards prosperity”, Cho, known to be a critic of both the DMK and AIADMK brand of politics, said.

“Honesty and probity are in short supply in politics today. If Rajnikanth comes to power, he will bring in a corruption-free government.”

“His concern for the common man and his grasp on international issues deserve special mention”, Cho added.

“The book is a good attempt at recording the events in the life of an actor who achieved success after crossing several hurdles. Rajnikanth was no hypocrite as he accepts his failures and shortcomings in his life openly in the book”, noted D R Karthikeyan, former director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Published by Om Books International, the book is being translated into Tamil and Japanese. The 384-page book includes 100 pictures and costs Rs 495.

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