Superstar actor Rajinikanth, ending months of speculation, on Sunday declared he would neither contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections nor support anyone.
In a statement, he said, “I am not supporting anyone. No party should use my picture or outfit’s logo” for any propaganda.
“My party has no support in the upcoming parliamentary election to any parties. So no one should use my photo or flags in the name of Rajini Makkal Mandram and Rajini Fan Club should not be used to support or campaign for any party,” the statement read.
He also asked people to examine and vote for a party in the centre that would solve Tamil Nadu’s water crisis.
Rajinikanth had announced his political entry on December 31 in 2017 and initiated to streamline his formal and informal fan clubs, integrating them into the Rajini Makkal Mandram.
Since then, there has been much speculation about his possible political alliances.The Tamil superstar had assured his followers that his politics will be “spiritual” and based on “honesty and truthfulness”.
Both Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, the other noted actor from southern cinema to turn to politics, have stepped into the political void left in Tamil Nadu after the death of former Chief Minister , DMK President M.Karunanidi and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa.
His announcement comes amidst reports of the AIADMK and BJP finalising an electoral deal for the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu. In tamilnadu media it is widely speculated that rajinikanth will extend support to BJP and ADMK and his recent invitation of his daughter Soundarya’s Second marriage to present ADMK government has added fire to the fuel but his today statement has put end card not only to the hopes of ADMK and BJP but media who propaganda speculative news at large