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Is Rajinikanth joining politics? The actor's answer was not a no.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 19, 2017 10:31 am
Rajinikanth, Rajinikanth politics, Rajinikanth news, Rajinikanth latest news, Rajinikanth to join politics Rajinikanth was meeting his fans in Tamil Nadu’s Kodambakkam on the last day of fan interactions.

As Rajinikanth wrapped up his first round of interactions with his fans in Tamil Nadu on Friday, the question which was again on everyone’s minds was: Is Rajinikanth joining politics? The actor’s answer was not a no. “I have responsibilities and works, same with you, let’s do it, but when the ultimate war comes, we all will see,” ANI quoted the superstar as saying.

Rajinikanth was meeting his fans in Tamil Nadu’s Kodambakkam on the last day of fan interactions. Thalaivar met his fans after a gap of eight years. He has said that his next round of interactions is being finalised.

Talking about his Tamil roots, Rajinikanth said, “My fans have made me a Tamizhan. I was a Kannadiga for 23 years of my life, but for the past 44, I have been a Tamizhan. You, the fans, have made me a Tamizhan.” His comments came after BJP MP Subramanian Swamy claimed that the actor’s entry into politics would be a “disaster”. He also termed him an outsider. Born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, Rajinikanth was born in a Marathi family in Karnataka.

Earlier while speaking to fans, Rajini had said that he has no immediate plans to join politics. “My life is in the hands of God. I’m not sure what he has in store for me. But I will always perform the duty that he bestows on me. So, don’t feel disappointed if I don’t enter politics,” he had said. He had added that if he did join politics, there will be no place for “money-minded” people. The actor also said he had made a mistake by backing a political alliance 21 years ago.
Speculation has been rife that Rajini may float a new party backed by the BJP. While the actor has refused comment, on Wednesday, BJP national secretary H Raja called him a “popular” personality who is “welcome to join” the party.

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  1. D
    May 19, 2017 at 1:10 pm
    One who cannot take a personal decision will certainly be a disaster if he ever is given the position to lead the state. Totally lacking conviction, how is he going take decisions when running a govt - where any decision u take is bound to hurt one or the other.
    1. Zubair Ahamed
      May 19, 2017 at 12:42 pm
      ரஜினி யாரையும் குழப்பவில்லை -அவங்களா குழம்பரத்துக்கு அவர் பொறுப்பில்லை . ஒரு செய்யுள்னா ஒரு விளக்கவுரை பொருளுரைன்னு எழுதுவாங்க. அதுமாறித்தான் அவருடையா பேச்சும். ஸ்டாலின் திருமா அன்புமணி சீமான் ஆகியோர் மீது தனிப்பட்ட முறையில் சில குறைகள் இருந்தாலும் மக்களுக்காக உழைக்கிறாங்க. ஆனா வோட்டுக்கு காசு கொடுக்கறது மக்களுக்கு கெடா வெட்றது சரக்கு ஊத்தறது காசு கொடுத்து கூட்டம் சேக்கறது இதெல்லாம் நல்ல சிஸ்டமா ? இப்படிப்பட்ட அரசியலுக்கு ரஜினி வர விரும்பல. முதல் போட்டு அரசியல் செய்ய ரஜினி விரும்பலை. ஏன்னா அது ஒண்ணும் வியாபாரம் இல்லை. ரஜினிக்கு அதுல சம்பாதிக்கணும்கற அவசியமும் இல்லை. ஆன்மீகத்தோட இருக்கற ஒருத்தருக்கு அந்த காசு நிலைக்காதுங்கறது நல்லாவே தெரியும்.