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Decision soon: Rajinikanth talks to fans on entry in politics

Rajinikanth, who will turn 70 next month, has been reportedly advised against entering politics by doctors, who said that his health will not permit him to run campaigns during a pandemic.

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Updated: December 1, 2020 2:21:34 am
rajinikanth newsIn 2017, Rajinikanth announced that he will float a party

Actor Rajinikanth on Monday met office-bearers of his fan club, Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM), in Chennai amid speculation regarding his much awaited entry in politics.

After the meeting, Rajinikanth told the media that district secretaries of the fan club have expressed their opinions. “I have shared my views as well. However, they promised that they will stand with whatever decision I take. I will make a decision as soon as possible,” he said.

Rajinikanth leaving for the meeting in Chennai (Express photo/Srini Vasu)

The meeting took place in the wake of reports that Rajinikanth was reluctant to enter politics amid the pandemic, considering the risk factors involved as he reportedly had a kidney transplant in 2016.

Sources close to him said there were concerns about his health as a new party will demand his presence for public rallies.

Rajinikanth fans outside the meeting venue (Express photo/Srini Vasu)

It is learnt that the actor had had discussions with his friends on possibilities of digital campaigns, but this was ruled out as virtual rallies may not help much when rival leaders are on the ground.

During the meeting, he inquired about Covid-19 protocols and impacts of Cyclone Nivar.

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