Political Plunge: Rajini Keeps The Guessing Game On

Rajinikanth was often dragged into political debates despite stressing that he was “neither an influential political leader nor a social activist.” - Sakshi Post

Chennai: Will he or won't he is the million-dollar question in the minds of the common man in Tamil Nadu on prospects of 'Superstar' Rajinikanth taking the political plunge.

With stalwarts like late Jayalalithaa and ailing nonagenarian DMK supremo M. Karunanidhi out of the picture in the current dispensation, Rajinikanth's fans believe he is the only one who can effectively fill the political vacuum. Rajinikanth's latest ambivalent statements on the possibility of his political entry have triggered a buzz in various circles. However, this is not the first time Rajini thought of a political entry.

In his latest comments, Rajinikanth had said he had no desire to joins politics, but if he did, he would show the door to all "money-minded" people.

He was often dragged into political debates despite stressing that he was "neither an influential political leader nor a social activist."

Rajinikanth

My name is being repeatedly dragged into politics for the past two decades. I am pushed to clarify during every election that I’m not affiliated to any political party

"My name is being repeatedly dragged into politics for the past two decades. I am pushed to clarify during every election that I'm not affiliated to any political party," he had said early this week.

Meanwhile, the Bhartiya Janata Party, whose top leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi are said to enjoy good relations with the 'superstar', have welcomed the idea of the actor joining their fold. "We welcome him if he joins politics. We welcome him with greater gusto if he chooses to join the BJP," said state BJP leader and Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan.

Prime Minister Modi met Rajinikant at his Poes Garden residence in 2014 when he visited Chennai.


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