While fringe groups like Naam Tamilar Katchi of actor Seeman have blasted Rajinikanth and said he should not enter politics, a relatively unknown outfit called Tamilar Munnetra Padai announced it would picket Rajikinath today. Security was beefed up at Rajinikanth's house thereafter.
Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President Su Thirunavukkarasar said that he believes Rajinikanth will not join any national or regional political party but will only float his own party.
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BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu claim that Rajinikanth is a natural fit in their party.
These days his every word is being scrutinised for clues whether the 66-year-old will indeed join politics and which political party he may ally with. For 23 years I was in Karnataka and 44 in Tamil Nadu. I have lived and grown with you.
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One of the protesters said Rajinikanth is from Karnataka and should not enter Tamil Nadu politics.
This meeting is the talk of the town in political circles and political pundits feel that Rajinikanth has apparently made his mind on joining politics finally after keeping them guessing for over two decades. His statement was touted to be in reference to Sasikala taking the reins of AIADMK.
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This is published unedited from the ANI feed. Political parties have expressed different views over the worldwide superstar's entry into politics. According to PTI reports, he would soon meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The day we have to fight the war, we will take care of it. "Let us face the war when it comes", he roared, sending his fans into a frenzy.