Rajinikanth to launch political party in January, says ‘we will change everything’

CHENNAI: Breaking the suspense over his political plunge, actor Rajinikanth on Thursday tweeted that he would launch his political party in January says ‘we will change everything’. An announcement will be made on December 31. Assembly elections are due in Tamil Nadu next year.

“Our party with the support of people will capture power and provide a corruption-free and transparent government that will be above caste, creed and religion,” Rajinikanth said. We will change everything. Miracle and wonder will happen, Rajinikanth tweeted.

He had met the district secretaries of ‘Rajini Makkal Mandram’ – a political extension of his fan club – on Monday and deliberated the likelihood of his political foray.

“They (functionaries) told me that they’re with me whatever could also be my decision. I will be able to divulge by decision (on political foray) as soon as possible,” he had said after the meeting. Fans thronged the meeting location and his residence cheering for him because the next chief minister. Rajinikanth reportedly spoke to about 90 minute at the meeting.

“Most of the office bearers wanted him to contest within the 2021 assembly elections but we also wanted him to require care of his health,” said Thoothukudi district secretary A J Stalin.

In October, Rajinikanth had for the primary time disclosed that he had undergone a kidney transplant in 2016 within the us which the doctors were against him venturing into politics in sight of the coronavirus pandemic.

Rajinikanth had first announced his decision of entering politics in December 2017 but he had not taken any concrete steps to create his party. In March 2020, Rajinikanth said that he would head his party but he wanted someone educated to be the chief minister candidate. However, the sole certainty that Rajinikanth has maintained in his political plans is that his politics would be spiritual.

On the opposite hand, Rajinikanth’s contemporary in films and politics, Kamal Hassan, who floated Makkal Needhi Maiam (People’s Justice Party) contested within the 2019 parliamentary elections, and is preparing to place up candidates for the 234 assembly seats. Hassan had said that he won’t align with any of the Dravidians parties.