‘Who are you?’, youth asks Rajinikanth in Thoothukudi hospital

K. Santhosh Raj of the All College Students’ Federation has been posing embarrassing questions to VIPs who visited the Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital.
When actor Rajinikanth visited police firing victims at the Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital (TMCH) on May 30, he encountered possibly the most embarrassing question of his life from one of the youths undergoing treatment at the hospital. The young man asked Mr. Rajinikanth: “Who are you?”.
The youth, K. Santhosh Raj, 21, a BCom graduate from Pandaarampatti near Thoothukudi, formed the All College Students’ Federation that played an active role in the anti-Sterlite protests ever since the agitation at A. Kumareddiyarpuram bagan. When he was marching towards the District Collectorate on May 22 along with members of the All College Students’ Federation, he came under attack and suffered bleeding head injury and multiple blows during the lathi charge. While undergoing treatment at the TMCH, Mr. Raj has been raising embarrassing questions to VIPs visiting the victims. Mr. Raj first raised the question to Minister ‘Kadambur’ C. Raju during the latter’s visit to the hospital on May 27. While the Minister was quite confused, his supporters got agitated. Following this bitter experience, officials did not allow reporters to accompany Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam when he met the victims at the TMCH. Mr. Panneerselvam too had to face questions from Mr. Raj, sources at the TMCH claimed.
And, on May 30, Mr. Rajinikanth too faced the question, and he moved on with a smile.“His [Mr. Raj’s] mother was also delivering a fiery speech when Pandaarampatti residents were staging a dharna in their hamlet against Sterlite Copper and motivated the participants to be tough if the police action becomes intense during the agitation.