Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Monday admitted that Tamil Nadu faces a leadership vacuum post the demise of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa and also in the wake of deteriorating medical condition of DMK chief M Karunanidhi. “Yes, Tamil Nadu faces a leadership vacuum, Yes, I am entering politics to fill that vacuum,” Rajinikanth said.
“I can repeat the good governance that MGR provided,” Rajinikanth said while addressing gathering of students, fans and supporters.This was his first public speech since his political entry in December 2017.His comments on ‘vacuum in Tamil Nadu politics’ and his political foray comes after AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa’s demise in December 2016. DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi is also out of active politics.
All roads leading up to the venue were decked up and had towering posters, hoardings and buntings of the Thalaivar, indicating that enthusiasm of his fan clubs in making his first political event a smashing success.
“Politicians have been asking me why are you coming into politics, leaving the grease-paint and arc lights? It is because you people are not doing the job that I have to come to politics,” Rajinikanth said.
do not expect the existing political parties to welcome me when I am entering politics. I also know, politics is not a bed of flowers,” Rajinikanth said.
He said that he had learnt politics by watching Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa. Rajinikanth said when I talked about ‘spiritual politics’, I was referring to cleanliness. My politics will be clean,” he said.But the superstar posed a counter question to ask if those who believe in Dravidian politics, did they not believe in God?“It is a small issue spiritual politics, but has become a big issue,” Rajinikanth said.“Even if I start a political party, do not enter the party, while you are still a student,”Rajinikanth said.
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