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S. Gurumurthy Exclusive: Rajinikanth’s service to Tamil Nadu is going to be political in nature

Many say that actor Rajinikanth has quit politics before having formally entered it, but Thuglak Editor and Rajini’s close confidante S. Gurumurthy says there more to recent announcement than meets the eye. In an exclusive conversation with Zee Media, Gurumurthy says Rajini can play a significant role in the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections without having to […]

Modi is Ultimate Star Campaigner, Says CT Ravi a Day After Rajinikanth Junked Political Plan

Chennai: A day after Tamil superstar Rajinikanth abandoned his foray into politics, BJP national general secretary, C.T. Ravi on Wednesday said that National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has always been led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in every election it contests and in Tamil Nadu too, it is no different. Addressing reporters, Ravi said that the alliance […]

Rajini can’t

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth announced on Tuesday that he has been forced to shelve his plans to enter politics because of health reasons. Earlier this month, he had announced that he would launch a political party on December 31, to pursue “spiritual politics”, and contest the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, scheduled in April next year. His retreat […]

Seeman regrets comments against Rajinikanth

Chennai: “As an actor, I am a huge fan of Rajinikanth, but when it comes to politics I might have used some harsh statements and words against him. If Rajinikanth or his family members or his fans feel that my statements have hurt them, I regret for the statements,” said Seeman, while addressing reporters in Chennai. […]

Rajinikanth Always Stood To Protect Tamil Nadu’s Interest: BJP Leader CT Ravi

Asserting that its alliance with the AIADMK was strong, BJP national general secretary CT Ravi, however, said the NDA was led by his party and “Prime Minister Narendra Modi” in the state as well, apparently indicating that it was not steered by the ruling party, the senior partner. Chennai:  The BJP on Wednesday said it […]

Thamizharuvi Manian, who supervised Rajinikanth’s party launch, bids adieu to politics

CHENNAI: Veteran politician Thamizharuvi Manian, who has been supervising the works for launching the now-aborted political party of actor Rajinikanth, today bid adieu to politics forever, following the decision of the actor not to enter politics.  “I don’t have anything to achieve in the present political arena where ruby stones and pebbles are rated equal. It […]

Rajinikanth’s confidante Tamilaruvi Manian quits politics

A day after actor Rajinikanth announced that he will not take the political plunge due to his health, his confidante and founder of Gandhiya Makkal Iyakkam, Tamilaruvi Manian, also quit electoral politics. “Until death embraces me, I won’t step into politics,” Manian said. Manian, who was appointed as the supervisor of Rajinikanth’s proposed political party, said in his […]

Rajinikanth distressed he can’t serve Tamil Nadu the way he thought: Arjuna Murthy

Rajinikanth, after much dithering, Tuesday announced he would not take the political plunge, citing his ill health.    Arjuna Murthy, the chief coordinator of Rajinikanth’s proposed political party, has claimed the superstar is “in distress” as he wasn’t able to accomplish his dream of working for Tamil Nadu’s welfare the way he had thought. Rajinikanth, after […]

Tamil Nadu feels BJP irrelevant, will seek Rajinikanth’s support: Kamal Haasan

Taking a jibe at both AIADMK and DMK, Haasan said both the party leaders are accusing each other and releasing the list of corruption charges making their jobs easier and he feels thankful to them for doing that. Actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan says the people of Tamil Nadu feel BJP is irrelevant. Haasan, who is on the third-phase of […]

BJP Says it May Seek Rajinikanth’s Support Day After Star Ends Political Bid, Maintains it Leads TN Alliance

Chennai: The BJP on Wednesday said it may seek the support of superstar Rajinikanth for the 2021 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, a day after the star said he has abandoned his plan to make a political foray. Asserting that its alliance with the AIADMK was strong, BJP national general secretary C T Ravi, however, […]

Rajini bids adieu to politics before plunge: A rundown

CHENNAI: Pouring cold water on his fans’ expectations, actor Rajinikanth on Tuesday pressed the ‘never’ option as he walked out of the political race ‘with a heavy heart’ even before making an entry. “Pardon me, members of the Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) and the people who expected that I would be launching my political party soon. […]

What now? Attention turns to ‘Rajini voice’

CHENNAI: Following Rajinikanth’s announcement on Tuesday, all attention was back on the “Rajini voice,” which was believed to have played a key role in 1996 Assembly elections. S Gurumurthy, editor, Thuglak, is of the view that even after deciding not to enter electoral politics, Rajinikanth can still make an impact in Tamil Nadu. In a tweet, Gurumurthy […]

In a nutshell

Disappointed at Rajini’s decision, says KamalMayiladuthurai: Actor-turned-politician and founder president of Makkal Needhi Maiam Kamal Haasan said he was disappointed that his contemporary Rajinikanth decided not to take the political  plunge. Reacting to Rajinikanth’s decision, he said, “I share the same mood as his fans. There is a slight disappointment, but his health is important […]

Rajinikanth’s political aspirations started with a poster in 1991 and ended on Twitter in 2020

CHENNAI: The much-hyped Rajinikanth’s political entry started from Tiruchy in November 1991 by a wall poster and now it has come to end in December 2020 by a tweet. It all started from a wall poster by a Rajini fan club named ‘Thiraiyulaga Raja Makkal Nayagan Rajini Mandram’, functioning at Thiruvanaikovil in Tiruchy district, for welcoming […]

In TN politics, it’s back to AIADMK vs DMK as Rajinikanth drops political plans

CHENNAI: With barely four months away from Assembly elections, the political scenario in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday witnessed another twist — Rajinikanth backtracking on his promise to enter politics. This development has eventually brought the scenario back to square one — i.e., it is going to be AIADMK Vs DMK although there are many claimants […]