New Delhi, May 20: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party’s BS Yeddyurappa stepped down as Karnataka CM without facing floor test, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth termed the developments as a victory of democracy. Thanking Supreme Court for its verdict, Rajinikanth said,”What happened in Karnataka on Saturday was a win for democracy. BJP asking for some more time and Governor giving 15 days time was a mockery of democracy. I would like to thank Supreme Court for its order, which upheld the democracy.” Also Read - Suvendu Adhikari to File Nomination Papers From Nandigram Assembly Seat on March 12, Will Face Mamata Banerjee
The actor was reportedly addressing reporters after a meeting with the women’s wing of his Rajini Makkal Mandram. Rajinikanth also urged the Karnataka govt (whichever party comes to power) to implement Supreme Court’s order on the Cauvery water. Also Read - Assam Assembly Election 2021: Congress Releases First Candidate List Full of Fresh Faces
On being asked if he has decided to contest upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha Polls, Rajinikanth said,”The decision for contesting elections in 2019 will be taken at the time when the elections are announced, The party is not yet launched, but we are ready for anything.” Also Read - FACT CHECK: Political Parties Use Sourav Ganguly's Morphed Image for Social Media Campaigns
However, Thalaiva refused to comment if his would strike an alliance with Kamal Haasan’s recently launched Makkal Needhi Maiam saying,” It is too early to talk about any kind of alliance.”
Few days back, it was reported that Rajinikanth has support of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but the actor-turned-politician rebuffed the reports saying,”God is behind me and after that, I have the support of the people. No matter how many times people ask me this question, my answer will remain the same.”
Earlier this year, Rajinikanth had announced that he would be entering active politics and contesting all the 234 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu in 2021.