Will announce my political stand at right time: Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth today said he would discuss with office-bearers of Rajini Makkal Mandram and announce his political stand to people at right time.

In a tweet, he said, “a statement in my name is spreading in the social media and media. It was not mine. However, the contents in it about my health and doctors’ advice are true.”

He added: I will discuss about it with office-bearers of my Rajini Makkal Mandram and announce my political stand to peole soon.”

As per the draft statement, Rajinikanth had originally planned to tour the state between May and July before launching his party on Oct 2 in Madurai.

“Since that was not possible the alternative now would be to carry out my political campaign only through television, internet, and social media. But I doubt if there would be a popular uprising and support among the public for such an approach. And if I choose to launch the party the traditional way – through public meetings – and my health got affected midway it could disrupt all the plans. Also, my main concern is about the health of the people who would be attending such rallies,” he says in the reported draft.

Although Rajini has dropped hints of his political aspirations from the 1990s, he officially announced his intentions on December 31, 2017. At a function, he said, “I will enter politics and launch a party to serve the people of Tamil Nadu as the (political) system in Tamil Nadu has been ruined.”