Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy today attacked superstar Rajinikanth over reports of his joining politics - this is a long-standing demand of his fans and many politicians from all parties have approached him in this regard from time to time to join them.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy today attacked superstar Rajinikanth over reports of his joining politics – this is a long-standing demand of his fans and many politicians from all parties have approached him in this regard from time to time to join them. Actors down South have been quite successful in politics. From MGR, Jayalalithaa to NTR Rama Rao, many southern superstars have become chief ministers. However, Swamy does not want Rajini in politics. According to an India Today report, Swamy advised Rajinikanth to stay out of politics. He explained why by adding that ‘Rajini’s sense of politics is very bad’, and went on to underline that by saying the superstar is ‘not well educated.’
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Earlier today, the ‘Thalaivaa’ addressed his fans after a gap of 8 years at Raghavendra Mandapam in Chennai and he did not exactly clarify his stand, leaving much for the public at large and his fans to ponder. While talking about the fate of his films, his future plans and his entry into politics he said, “God decides what we have to do in life. Right now, he wants me to be an actor and I’m fulfilling my responsibility. If God willing, I will enter politics tomorrow. If I enter, I will be very truthful and will not entertain people who are in this to make money. I won’t work with such people.”
He further talked about supporting the DMK-TMC alliance in the past and said, “About 21 years ago I was involved in a political accident, during that time for some reasons I had announced my support to a political coalition. And my fans and people of Tamil Nadu ensured a victory for that coalition. Since that day my name is being dragged in every time there is an election. And that’s the reason I keep clarifying that I don’t support any political party every time,” Indian Express quoted him as saying.