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Rajinikanth announces political debut, to float party and contest next TN assembly elections

Rajinikanth on Sunday confirmed his entry into politics, adding that he will be contesting in the next state assembly elections by forming a new party.

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, Chennai [ Updated: December 31, 2017 10:04 IST ]
Rajinikanth announces political debut, to float party and
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Ending the long-prevailed suspense, Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday confirmed his entry into politics, adding that he will be contesting in the next state assembly elections by forming a new party. 

“My political entry is definite. This is a long-pending decision. I will feel guilty if I don't take this decision at least now. In next assembly elections, I will form a party and will contest all constituencies in Tamil Nadu,” Rajinikanth said while addressing a gathering at the Sri Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam here.

Addressing fans here on the valedictory of a six-day-long meet, the actor said he will launch a political party which will contest all 234 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu. 

He said the party will be launched ahead of assembly elections at an appropriate time. 

The policies of the party will be taken to the people, he said and added that truthfulness, hard work and growth will be the slogan of his party. 

"Do good, speak and only good will happen," will be the guiding slogan, he said.

Quoting a shloka from the Bhagwad Gita which stresses on the importance of doing one's duty and leaving the rest to the Lord, he said, "This is the compulsion of time."

Hitting out at the current state of politics, Rajinikanth called for a complete change in democratic system, and urged for a more honest and transparent system to emerge.

“Democracy is in a bad shape right now, and all other states have been making fun of us (Tamil Nadu). In the name of democracy, politicians are robbing us of our own money on our own land. We need to bring a change from the base. It is not an easy task, but can be made possible through the support of the people and blessings of the almighty,” he said. 

Announcing his entry into electoral politics as a ‘guardian of the protectors of democracy’, Rajinikanth expressed fear of the media, and remembered late actor, humourist and political analyst, Chao Ramaswamy, on this occasion. 

“I don't fear entering politics, but I fear the media. I am still a child in this context. I need to be more active and alert on the media. Cho sir had already warned me about the same. Today, I miss him a lot; he would have given me more strength for this new beginning,” he said. 

      

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