Mumbai Dec 31 (PTI) Hundreds of fans of Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth today burst crackers and distributed sweets here after the actor announced his entry into politics. Also Read - Unable to Break Open ATM, Robbers Steal The Whole Machine in Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur

Rajinikanth had today said that he would be floating his own political party ahead of the next Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. Also Read - Lockdown News: These States Impose Lockdown-Like Restrictions in March, Only Essential Services Allowed | Full List

The actor had said that the motto of his party would be “truthfulness, hard work and growth”. Also Read - Rahul Gandhi Enjoys Palm Fruit With Locals in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari, Video Goes Viral | Watch

Hundreds of fans of the actor gathered here at the head-office of Maharashtra State Rajinikanth Welfare Association in suburban Chembur following the announcement.

“We have 150 associations of Rajini sir in Maharashtra out of which 90 are in Mumbai. These are at places like Sion, Vashi, Govandi, Vasai, Santacruz, Malad among others which have a large Tamil population. It is a huge day for us, we are very happy,” Talapathy SK Aadhimoolam, president of the Maharashtra State Rajinikanth Welfare Association told PTI.

“Today he has name, fame, money, he has everything. He has entered politics for the welfare of society. For him the happiness of people matters the most. He has always said that he is thankful to his fans and everyone for whatever he has got in his life. He now wants to do good work for them (people). We are always with him and we pray for his long and successful innings in politics,” Aadhimoolam said.

Aadhimoolam added that members of the actor’s fan clubs have been active in social work and have also helped during times of crises and natural calamities.

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