Rajinikanth to launch ‘casteless’ party in January with eye on TN assembly polls

Superstar Rajinikanth has finally chosen to end the suspense over his active political entry. The actor took to Twitter on Thursday to announce that he will be launching his political party in January 2021 and that the official announcement will be made on December 31, 2020.

He had earlier said that there is a leadership vacuum in Tamil Nadu and his political entry is certain. He announced this on December 31, 2017.

“With great support from people, in the upcoming Assembly elections, an honest, righteous, transparent, corruption-free, casteless, secular and spiritual politics will be formed in Tamil Nadu for sure. Wonder… Miracle… will happen!!!,” Rajinikanth tweeted. Quoting his own statement he tweeted two hashtags ‘ippoillattieppo’, meaning “if not now, then when,” and ‘maathuvomellathayummaathuvom’ meaning, “lets change, lets change everything.”

Rajinikanth’s statement comes exactly three days after he had a closed meeting with his supporters, asking their opinion on his active political entry. If Rajinikanth launches his party as he has said, this will be the first time Tamil Nadu will witness ‘spiritual politics’. Though he says his party will be non-casteist, Rajini is set to explain what spiritual politics is and how different it will be from casteism.

Rajini finally mentioning the date of his party launch has come as a huge relief for his fans who have been expecting his political entry for over two decades. Rajinikanth had created his own party infrastructure in the name of Rajini Makkal Mandram and has kept his fan club members guessing on his active plunge for over the past three years. While he is looked at as a man who has a soft corner towards the Hindutva forces, Rajini’s ‘spiritual politics’ will be keenly watched after his official political plunge.

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