No change in plan, Rajini makes it clear to fans

CHENNAI: Actor Rajinikanth on Monday made an appeal to his fans, asking them not to conduct any events urging him to enter politics. The actor was referring to the demonstration held by his fans at Valluvar Kottam on Sunday. After going back-and-forth for a while, the actor recently made it clear that he was not going […]

Don’t urge me to join politics: Rajinikanth tells his protesting fans

CHENNAI: Top star Rajinikanth on Monday categorically said he would not enter politics and appealed to his fans to not organise any events to urge him to reconsider his decision. A day after his fans held an agitation here, urging him to reverse his choice, the actor said he has already made known his decision […]

Va Va Thalaiva, chant fans

CHENNAI: Chants of ‘va va thalaiva’ (come, my leader) and ‘mattruvom mattruvom, elavatrayum mattruvom’ (we will change everything) thundered in Valluvar Kottam on Sunday. Not having the heart to accept that their beloved actor will not take the political plunge, thousands of Rajinikanth fans staged a dharna on Sunday, urging the actor to rethink his decision. […]


Superstar Rajinikanth said in a recent statement that he is not going to start a political party due to his health condition. Although Rajinikanth’s fans were dissatisfied with his decision, it was ultimately accepted by most of the fans, regardless of his health. But a few have condemned Rajinikanth’s decision and insisted that he start […]

Rajinikanth Fan Club Instructs His Followers To Skip Event Protesting His Political Exit

In a strict warning to all Rajinikanth fans, his official Fan club – Rajini Makkal Mandram on Monday, issued a diktat instructing his followers to not participate in a protest at Valluvar Thottam on January 10. The protest, allegedly organised by a section of Rajini fans, was protesting against the Superstar’s political decision – presumably […]

1996 To 2020: Timeline Of Rajinikanth’s Political Interventions & How It Impacted TN Polls

Disputing popular accounts from several leaders in Tamil Nadu, veteran actor Rajinikanth addressed the media on December 3, 2020, where he decisively claimed that he would enter politics and the finer points of his party’s hierarchy will be charted out by January 1, 2021. Admittedly, the news sent shockwaves across the country as regional parties scrambled in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rajinikanth fans try to come to terms with actor’s decision

Actor Rajinikanth’s decision opting out of political entry took his Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) members by surprise. Having worked to build a political platform for the last three years, they were eagerly waiting for him to announce on December 31 the date of the launch of the proposed political party. A sense of dejection was prevalent amongst […]