New Delhi: Actor Rajinikanth on Friday said that ‘he is ready’ for contesting the state elections if the need arises. He said that the decision will be taken post the conclusion of Lok Sabha Elections 2019, that is, on May 23.

Rajinikanth was asked if he will contest the state polls if All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) fell short of a majority after the assembly bypolls to which the actor gave an affirmative response.

Earlier this year in February, the actor had announced that he will not contest the coming Lok Sabha polls nor will he support any political party.

In a statement on the letterhead of his fan club, Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM), the actor had informed his fans that his name or photograph should not be used by anyone seeking votes.

“I am not going to contest the coming Lok Sabha elections. Our target is Tamil Nadu Assembly elections. I am not going to support any party in the Lok Sabha elections. So nobody can use my photo or the RMM’s symbol in support of or in the campaign of any party,” Rajinikanth said.

The superstar had also urged people to vote for the party (which they feel) would be able to form a decisive majority and solve the water woes of Tamil Nadu and introduce adequate schemes to bring a permanent solution.