‘Never go back on promises I make’: Rajinikanth announces launch of political party in January 2021

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Updated: December 03, 2020 4:02 PM

"Political change is necessary. It is the need of the hour. If it is not done now, it will never be done. For this, I urge people to stand by me. Together we will bring change," the superstar-turned politician said.

Superstar Rajinikanth recently announced that he won't enter politics.


Bollywood superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday announced that he will launch his political party in January 2021. In a tweet, he said that the name of the party will be announced on December 31, exactly three years after he announced his entry into politics. On December 31, 2017, Rajinikanth had first announced his foray into politics, taking everyone by surprise.

Today, Rajinikanth said that he never goes back on the promises he makes. “Political change is necessary. It is the need of the hour. If it is not done now, it will never be done. For this, I urge people to stand by me. Together we will bring change,” the superstar-turned politician said. His announcement comes less than six months before the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.

The superstar has promised to bring spiritual politics in the state. Rajinikanth, who enjoys immense fan following for his clean image, has said that his party would fight the forthcoming Assembly elections next year and ’emerge victorious’. He said that he was confident his party would win the elections with the huge support of people. “In the upcoming Assembly elections, the emergence of spiritual politics will happen for sure. A wonder will happen,” Rajinikanth said on Twitter.

After confirming launch of political party on Twitter, Rajinikanth interacted with the reporters and said that he had undergone a kidney transplant in 2016 and the doctors had advised him against plunging into politics as it involved intense campaigning. He said no one would be more happy than him even if he happens to lose his life for people’s sake. The actor-turned polician said that he will never fail to keep his word. “A political change is compulsory and very important. It’s the need of the hour and if such a change does not happen now then it will never materialise. We have to change everything,” he said. Rajinikanth also said that he was only a tool, a catalyst for change. He said it would be people’s victory if he won this political inning.

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