THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Actor-politician Suresh Gopi, MP, on Wednesday decried the criticism against him on social media over giving ‘vishukaineetam’ to people in Thrissur and termed it as the handiwork of ‘an army of frogs’. Suresg Gopi had come under attack after visuals of him giving ‘vishukaineetam’ surfaced on the internet. People were seen queuing up in front of the actor who was seated in a car and touching his feet after collecting their ‘kaineetam’.
Addressing BJP workers at a function organised in connection with his impending retirement from Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, he said he presented Rs 1 each to those who came to see him and that it was given with a genuine prayer to Goddess Lakshmi seeking blessings for those who received the ‘kaineetam’.
“It’s a pity that an army of frogs can’t understand the noble intention behind such an act. It’s our greatest victory that they got piqued,” he said, adding that he spoke at length about it because he did feel sad about such mindless criticism.
He said he had distributed around 30% of the one lakh 1 rupee notes he collected from the RBI in connection with Vishu. He distributed ‘Kaineettam’ to BJP workers in Thiruvananthapuram during Wednesday’s party function as well, but event organisers asked workers not to touch his feet after receiving the gift.
Referring to the farmers’ agitation, Gopi said he was hurt by the Narendra Modi government’s decision to repeal the farm laws and that the laws would make a comeback as genuine farmers would demand for them.