After over two decades of speculation, ‘superstar’ Rajinikanth has announced his entry into politics. Speaking on the last day of his fan interaction at Raghavendra Marriage Hall in Kodambakkam, Rajinikanth said he will start a new party and will contest the next (2021) assembly election and would fill candidates in all the 234 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu.
On Sunday, dressed in a white kurta and pants, Rajinikanth walked into the Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam in Chennai’s T Nagar to an audience of excited fans and TV cameras that were ready to finally capture the moment. To a roaring audience, Rajinikanth said, “I will form my own political party and contest from all 234 seats in the next assembly election.”
He further added, “About Lok Sabha polls, I will decide then. I am not here for money or fame, you have already given that to me a thousand times over. I am not enamored by position or post. At 45, I didn’t have that, at 68 will I get that? Will I not be a mad man then? Am I not deserving of being called a spiritual?”
Addressing his fans, the superstar said, “I cannot do this on my own, this is like taking pearl from sea, God’s grace, people’s love, respect and cooperation and support, all these are needed to achieve this. I fully believe I will get god’s grace and people’s support.” “If I don’t act now, I will feel guilty that I didn’t act. I want to change the entire political system. We need politics devoid of caste and religion. We need ‘spiritual’ politics.”
“The politics in the state has become rotten. Democracy has become rotten. All other states are laughing at us after everything that has happened over the last one year. It’s time for a change in politics. It’s time for a truthful, transparent political party. That is my desire and no one can stand in my way. To start and contest an election with a new party is going to be difficult but the love and support of my Tamil people will prove my decision right,” says Rajinikanth at the Raghavendra Mandapam.
Will take a call closer to Lok Sabha polls on whether to contest in that or not. I am not entering politics for post or position. If I wanted it, I would have got it in 1996 itself. The system has to change. Democracy has been corrupted and needs to be cleansed.
Villupuram fans say that they will help get more people and involved. Will not criticize politicians or anyone else and will work according to Rajini’s announcement.
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