Political parties waiting and watching Rajinikanth's next move

Vincent Carr
May 20, 2017

But, the system itself is rotten. "People's notion about democracy needs to change", he said.

"I have my own duties and responsibilities and the same with you". "Even though I am from Karnataka, still you have accepted me and you have made me into a Tamil". Go back to your respective places and do your job. "Let us face the war when it comes", he roared amidst a thundering applause from fans. I lived for 22 years in Karnataka and for 44 years in Tamil Nadu. "My fans have made me Tamil".

Reacting to hostile comments against him on social media recently, the superstar welcomed it and stated that opposition is a basic necessity to grow in politics.

Will he or won't he is the million dollar question in the minds of people across Tamil Nadu, regarding the prospects of Rajinikanth taking the political plunge.

The actor's roots are often a focal point of discussion in various circles and they come to the fore when the Cauvery dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu peaks. Krishnan, leader of TPDK said "Every time his movie is to be released, he plays this drama of coming in to politics".

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On 15 May, on the first day of his interaction with his fans from various districts, Rajinikanth said: "In case I enter politics, I will be truthful and will not work with those who are into this to make money", he added. "Tamil Nadu is my home", he added. And it is perhaps to root out this criticism at the very beginning, he has declared himself a true-blood Tamil. If God decides that I join politics, then I will do so.

Continuing to maintain his intriguing stand over joining politics, Rajinikanth further asserted that some people used his name for "political gains". "Anybody willing to join the BJP under Narendra Modi's leadership is welcome", Raja said.

Subramanian Swamy has gone on record to say that Rajinikanth is a "Marathi from Bengaluru". "I am happy he called me a good leader".

Going by his comments, the charismatic actor is likely to float a new party, which has made existing parties such as the BJP, AIADMK and DMK nervous. People are even of the opinion that Rajnikanth may take politics as his second work option after his retirement from the film industry but Thalaivar mentions that he would take the right decision at right time.

Other reports by BadHub

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