Rajinikanth Enters Politics, Says 'I Want Watchdogs, Not Cadres. We Will Change The System'

Refusing to join BJP, Rajinikanth has set up his own party. Politics got just more interesting

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Rajinikanth Enters Politics, Says 'I Want Watchdogs, Not Cadres. We Will Change The System'

The suspense is over. Rajinikanth has joined politics.

The superstar has made the announcement amid frenzied cheers of hundreds of supporters. "I will do my duty... it is time. We will change the system," the 67-year-old declared in Chennai, saying he would form a new party.

Rajinikanth says, "If I don't make this decision now... the guilt will haunt me". The death of AIADMK's iconic leader J Jayalalithaa last December is seen to have left a vacuum in the state's politics.

Kamal Haasan, who announced his intention to enter politics last month, has congratulated Rajinikanth.

Rajinikanth further says that his party will contest all 234 seats of the state in the next assembly elections in 2021. The decision to contest the 2019 parliamentary elections will be taken at an appropriate time.

Adds Rajinikanth, "I do not want cadres for his new party, but watchdogs. I will be the head of these watchdogs... We should rope in all people in every village. This is my first task for you. At an appropriate time before assembly polls, we shall explain our policies and promises."

BJP had given Rajinikanth an open offer to join them, but Rajinikanth clearly has different ideas, manifesto and agenda. However, State party leader T Soundararajan has congratulated him via a tweet : "Welcome actor Rajinikanths political entry with motto of corruption free good governance which is the sole aim of BJP". 

Image Source: instagram/rajinikanthofficial

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