Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth had created alot of buzz last year after he announced the launch of his political party in 2021. Although, he later took a U-turn and said he would not be taking the political plunge due to his frail health. Now, the actor’s associate and Gandhiya Makkal Iyakkam founder Tamilaruvi Manian has come forward to clarify that Rajinikanth didn’t say he would never enter politics but that he would not jump into poll fray for now, Times of India reported. Manian further stated that Rajinikanth has also not disbanded the RMM. Also Read - Tried The 'Rajinikanth Style' Dosa? Mumbai Eatery's Unique Style of Serving Dosa Goes Viral | Watch Video
“If tomorrow Rajinikanth says he is entering politics, Gandhiya Makkal Iyakkam will associate itself with him on his journey. If Rajinikanth does not enter politics also, it will continue to function as a sister organization,” Manian added. Also Read - Kamal Haasan Meets Rajinikanth At His Poes Garden Residence
Breaking the news, Rajinikanth had last year announced, “I inform with great regret I am unable to come to politics by floating a political party. Only I know the pain behind making this announcement.” He, however, said he will serve people in whatever ways he can without entering electoral politics. Also Read - Stylish Chaiwala in Nagpur Serves Tea With an Unbeatable Swag, Says He's Inspired by Rajinikanth | Watch Video
The big announcement by Thalaiva had come days after he was discharged from a hospital in Hyderabad where he was undergoing treatment for high blood pressure. The 70-year-old actor was advised complete bed rest for one week to help avoid stress in view of his post-kidney transplant status, labile hypertension and age.
The superstar had earlier said that he would launch Rajini Makkal Mandram, his political party in January 2021 and that the details would be revealed on December 31. He had also categorically asserted that his party would fight Tamil Nady Assembly elections next year and “emerge victorious.”
Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu are scheduled to be held in April-May 2021.