Mersal row: BJP leader H Raja steps up attack on ‘Joseph’ Vijay, makes his voter ID card public

When I filled the school application for Vijay, I wrote his nationality as Indian, religion- Indian and cast- Indian. “I’m a Christian and my wife is a Hindu. Truth is bitter
— H Raja (@HRajaBJP) October 22, 2017
Reacting to the controversy surrounding Vijay’s Christian name, the actor’s father SA Chandrasekar said he found the issue very “silly”. I did not want to stamp a religious identity on my son’s back when he was four-years-old. “Vijay is a practising Christian, he should have said build hospitals before Churches, instead he says build hospitals before temples. The BJP leader refused to relent on his rhetoric even when he was reminded that Vijay’s character in ‘Mersal’ was Hindu and he was just playing the role that was written by director Atlee. It is like provoking Hindus,” Raja told Behindwoods. The senior BJP leader captioned it, “Truth is bitter.”
Citing Vijay’s religion, Raja has been accusing the Tamil superstar of running a “hatred campaign” against the Narendra Modi government. He even went on to suggest that there was some sort of conspiracy in the showbiz against Hindus. Express Investigation

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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd He even shared the copy of the actor’s voter ID card, which spells his full name, Joseph Vijay. While the controversy first began over ‘Mersal’ discussing the Centre’s pet projects like Goods and Service Tax (GST) and Digital India, it was soon turned into a communal issue by Raja. 2017-10-23T13:15:05+00:00″>
Published:October 23, 2017 1:15 pm

BJP leader H Raja reveals Mersal star Vijay’s voter ID card

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