Chennai: After Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) mouthpiece Murasoli hit out at superstar Rajinikanth and accused him of being a ‘puppet’ in the hands of some people and demeaning his fans, the latter lashed out saying ‘nobody can separate him and his fans’.

In his statement to his fans, the superstar said, “I am proud to get fans like you. No force can separate us from each other. Whichever path we may take, let it be one of fairness.”

The DMK had earlier today alleged that film star Rajinikanth was a puppet in the hands of “some people” and was being supported by “communal” elements after the South superstar had said that ‘fan clubs alone cannot ensure the success of a political party and the support of the general public is vital for scaling heights in politics’.

Calling out to his supporters, Rajinikanth had said, “It has come to my notice that there is a false propaganda being spread that decisions in Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) are taken without my consultation. I would like to clarify that all decisions are made only after my approval.” He had further urged his supporters to not engage in politics with the aim of making money.

Taking a cue from his statement, Murasoli lashed at ‘Thalaiva’ and questioned him on his recent statement and said if he really meant what he stated then he should have then started a movement on the lines of rationalist leader, the late E V Ramasamy Periyar.

Murasoli further cautioned Rajinikanth that “a group” was trying to destabilise his popularity achieved because of such fans, adding anyone “dancing to its tunes” will lose sheen. Posing as an innocent fan, Murasoli retorted, “We (fans) trusted you. But you have become a puppet of some persons and dancing to their tunes,” it said and asked “who is the black sheep”, referring to a popular dialogue by the actor in his film ‘Enthiran.’