Actor Rajinikanth’s visit to Thoothukudi and the displeasure of the people of South District

Tuticorin: Renowned actor Rajinikanth’s recent visit to Tuticorin via plane has stirred dissatisfaction among the residents of the South District. Despite the recent devastating floods caused by heavy rains on the 17th and 18th, the actor’s visit reportedly did not include an inspection of the flood-affected areas. Rajinikanth arrived in Tuticorin for personal reasons and swiftly proceeded to Kanyakumari.

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The Tuticorin and Tirunelveli districts have borne the brunt of the recent torrential rains, leading to severe floods, particularly impacting Tuticorin district. The residents of Thoothukudi city and Tamiraparani coastal areas have faced significant losses, affecting their livelihoods.

Government officials, including Tamil Nadu Ministers, have been actively engaged in flood relief efforts, with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin and other political leaders visiting the affected areas to provide support. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also toured Thoothukudi district to assess the extent of the flood damage.

Amidst these ongoing relief efforts, Rajinikanth’s arrival in Thoothukudi drew attention. Coordinating with Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the actor landed at Tuticorin Airport at 11:52 am. Enthusiastic fan club executives welcomed him at the airport. However, Rajinikanth’s departure for Kanyakumari without visiting any of the flood-affected regions has generated discontent among the residents of the South District.

Sources indicate that the actor’s visit to Kanyakumari is linked to the shooting of his upcoming project, ‘Rajini 170.’ This perceived lack of attention to the plight of the flood-affected people has fueled disappointment among the locals in the wake of their ongoing struggle to recover from the calamity.