Rajinikanth welcome in politics, says ex-Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam

Elias Hubbard
May 20, 2017

When the actor wanted to reform the system, he should have praised Modi, she said and added that Rajinikanth should not have appreciated Stalin who is corrupt. "But, the democratic system is rotten and the tenet of democracy has changed", the actor said. Thus, he managed to placate possible political rivals and allies, while highlighting the need to clean up the "system".

"Will he or won't?" is the million dollar question in the minds of common men in Tamil Nadu over speculations that superstar Rajinikanth is taking the political plunge. I have a profession, work, duties. and so do you. "I have responsibilities and work. Let us face the war when it comes", he roared amidst a thundering applause from fans.

Clarifying on the often heard criticism over his Tamil origins, he said, "I'm 67 years old. Although I came as a Marathi from Karnataka, you people nurtured me, made me true Tamilian".

Addressing his fans in Chennai, the superstar said, "Some of my fans urged me to join politics and it's not bad even to enter politics, but making money out of this is bad".

Many political parties, barring AIADMK, had been wooing him.

A few days back, Swamy had attacked Rajinikanth on reports of the later joining politics.

On the first day of the five-day event, he had said that he had no political aspirations but "If God wills it, I will enter politics tomorrow". "Tamil Nadu is my home", he added. The demands however never died and they got intensified especially after the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, which resulted in a political crisis in the state.

The comments set tongues waging about his intentions on joining politics.

In the ensuing political developments, he backed the DMK-TMC (Tamil Maanila Congress, led by the late GK Moopanar) combine, which also cashed in on the severe anti-incumbency against the ruling AIADMK.

Summary: COIMBATORE: DMK working president M K Stalin said he was happy to hear superstar Rajinikanth terming him an efficient administrator. "If you throw me out of this state, I'll go fall in Himalayas and not anywhere else", said the actor. Thirumavalavan and Naam Tamilar Katchi leader Seeman.

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