The suspense over superstar Rajinikanth’s possible foray into politics continues. The actor said on Tuesday that he will announce his decision by December 31.
“I am happy to meet you once again. I am not new to politics. I got delayed. God willing, I will enter politics. On December 31, you will come to know about my plans,” said Rajinikanth in his address to his fans. The fan meet will continue till December 31. Rajinikanth will meet his fans till December 31.
For the last few months, every time, his name crops up, there are speculations that perhaps this time he will announce his political entry. During his last interaction with fans, he had said he will take the decision on political debut at the right time.
TTV Dinakaran’s emphatic victory in the RK Nagar bypolls has accentuated the political flux in Tamil Nadu politics triggered by J Jayalalithaa’s death last December. The merged AIADMK faction, known as the EPS-OPS group, has been involved in a protracted battle with Dinakaran over Jayalalithaa’s legacy.
The opposition DMK, now being led by MK Stalin, is yet to find its footing after consecutive defeat in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. The recent judgment in the 2G scam exonerating A Raja and Kanimozhi has also disrupted the internal dynamics within the Karunanidhi family.
While Rajinikanth’s political entry is widely speculated, there is only one person who can decide when that announcement would be made and that’s the superstar himself. As a dialogue in his film Muthu says,”No one can predict my arrival. But when the time is right, I will be there.”
It is up to the star to decide when the right time will be.