oppn parties Rajinikanth: No To Politics After Health Scare

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Rajinikanth: No To Politics After Health Scare

By A Special Correspondent
First publised on 2020-12-30 06:45:04

It is unfortunate that Rajinikanth has decided not to announce the formation of a new political party (which was on the cards) and has also decided not to enter active politics now after major health scare. Calling it "God's will", the superstar has put political ambitions on hold to take care of his health. While this is an entirely personal decision that every person is entitled to, it will sadden millions of his followers and admirers who were gearing up for the actor to play a positive role in state politics.

Rajinikanth has a larger than life image in Tamil Nadu and was expected to change the bipolar nature of the political scene in the state. Although a political novice, he was expected to give both the AIADMK and the DMK a tough fight due to his persona and the fact that his fan clubs would have provided him a ready infrastructure for his new party. He was also expected to change the agenda of the politics in the state from Dravidian-atheist focus to a more inclusive one.

Although the AIADMK and the DMK were not showing signs of being unduly worried about his impending political debut, it was clear that they would have taken firefighting measures, especially when it became clear that Rajinikanth would have charted his own course, much different from what they had been using for the last several decades.

But the BJP would be disappointed. In its bid to get a foothold in the state, the party was hoping to align with Rajinikanth and use his magnetic personality to win favour from the voters. Although the BJP has an alliance with the AIADMK, some issues have cropped up recently and the situation is fluid. But Rajinikanth's decision not to enter politics now will make the BJP seek his endorsement while staying with the AIADMK. It remains to be seen whether the superstar obliges.