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Salman Khan Is A Betrayer, Says MDMK Chief Vaiko

Bollywood actor Salman Khan looks on during Kingfisher swimsuit calendar launch in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

CHENNAI - MDMK chief Vaiko today hit out at Bollywood actor Salman Khan for allegedly campaigning for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and called him a 'betrayer.'

"He is also a betrayer," Vaiko told reporters here when asked about this. Earlier, reports had suggested that the Indian superstar, along with actor Jacqueline Fernandez, had been roped in to campaign for the Lankan leader, who is testing his electoral fortunes for a third time in the coming Presidential elections, due next month in the island republic.

Rajapaksa is under fire from political parties in Tamil Nadu, especially MDMK, as he was at the helm of affairs in 2009 when civilian casualties in the Tamil-dominated areas in Sri Lanka's northeast reportedly peaked during the last leg of the war between Lankan army and LTTE.

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