New Delhi: Almost three years after superstar Rajinikanth had expressed his wish to enter politics, he addressed a press meet on Thursday at his house Leela Palace on the issue to end speculations over whether he would set his own party, or join an existing party, or whether he would contest in the Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021. Also Read - Telugu Star Pawan Kalyan Donates Rs 2 Crore Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
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In a filmy way, the Thalaivar elaborated his political plan in front of his supporters who thronged at his place from the morning, expecting some major announcements from the superstar. Addressing them, the superstar said that he took time to closely analyse the political system of Tamil Nadu.
“There is a need for fresh blood. All existing political leaders are above 50 years old. Education is not a benchmark. This needs to be changed,” the superstar said amid rousing welcome and adulation of his fans.
“In December 2017, I had announced that I would enter politics. I never said this in 1996,” he said.
Exposing the ‘rotten’ system of all the political parties, he said, “No new person gets leadership roles in these old parties. You need connections to enter good positions. I will ensure there is a minimum age limit as well as education criteria for being at my party. I will give new and deserving people a voice at my party.”
So, is he eyeing the CM’s chair as the state will be going to the polls in 2021?
“Can’t even think of sitting on CM’s chair or sitting in the Assembly. Want to head the party,” he said clarifying his staunch opposition to the one-person rule.