Supporting DMK was a political accident, said the actor during a meet in Chennai
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth broke his silence on entering the politics on Monday while meeting his fans in a darbar after eight years in Chennai. He said he will get into politics if it’s God’s will.
The 66-year-old actor hinted his interest in joining politics and said he was careful about not joining hands with the wrong people. “If in case I decide to join politics, I won’t allow wrong people to join me. I’ll keep them away,” Rajnikanth told his fans in Chennai.
Furthermore, the star added just in case he enters politics, then those making money will not be entertained. “God made me an actor and I promise Rajini will never ever disappoint his fans in acting,” he added.
Also, Rajinikanth termed his decision of supporting the DMK-led alliance in 1996 a “political accident”. “About 21 years ago, I was involved in a political accident, during that time for some reasons I announced my support to a political coalition. And my fans and people of Tamil Nadu ensured a victory for that coalition. Since that day, my name is being dragged in every time there is an election. And that’s the reason I keep clarifying that I don’t support any political party ,” he said.
During the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, then BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had met Rajinikanth at his Chennai residence, fuelling speculation that the star would join politics. Modi dismissed the rumours later, saying political discussions were not the part of the meeting.
It is being said that the actor could start a new party, which with the help of the BJP, can fill the void left by the death of AIADMK leader J. Jayalalithaa. The BJP, which is hoping to make strategic gains in Tamil Nadu ahead of the 2019 national election, has sensed an opportunity here.