Rajnikanth ended the year 2017 with a bang as he announced his official entry into politics. The announcement promises to be a turning point not only for politics in the state but it is something which can also rock the national political scenario. The superstar said that he will form a new party and will contest for all the 234 seats in the next Vidhan Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu.
The Superstar said that his party will practice “spiritual politics” and contest in the 2021 Tamil Nadu Vidhan Sabha elections. Rajnikanth announced his decision at a large gathering in Chennai and also said that his party will not contest for local body elections due to less time. The 67-year-old superstar finally brought all the suspense regarding his political future with this announcement.
Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan congratulated Rajnikanth through a tweet
“My dear friend, my colleague, and a humble considerate human, RAJNIKANTH, announces his decision to enter politics. My best wishes to him for his success!” Amitabh Bachchan tweeted.
Rajnikanth said that the only goal he has after entering politics is to serve people and he has not entered it for money or power.
“If I was hungry for power, I would have entered politics in 1996”, said, Rajinikanth.
The Superstar also said that he will take decision regarding contesting 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the appropriate time and will resign if he fails to fulfill electoral promises within three years of coming into power
After the demise of Jayalalitha, AIADMK has struggled and DMK also does not has a tight grip on the politics in the state, Rajnikanth’s entry will only spice up the battle for the throne. The god-like status that the superstar has among his fans means that he will have a powerful influence on the politics in the state.
It will be interesting to see how the Superstar will fare politically and what influence it will bring to the political scenario of the country.