If God willing, I will enter politics”, Rajinikanth to announce decision on December 31

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Chennai: The uncertainty over superstar Rajinikanth’s possible foray into politics continues. The actor said on Tuesday that he will announce his decision by December 31.

Superstar Rajinikanth, addressing fans in Chennai today at the beginning of a six-day outreach that is widely expected to end with him revealing his political debut on New Year’s Eve, gave the strongest indication yet of his plans as he said, “I am not new to politics. I got delayed. I don’t say I am entering politics. I will announce my stand on entering politics on December 31.”

“I am happy to meet you once again. I am not new to politics. I got delayed. God willing, I will enter politics. On December 31, you will come to know about my plans,” said Rajinikanth in his address to his fans. The fan meet will continue till December 31. Rajinikanth will meet his fans till December 31.

The superstar said politics is like a battlefield and if you step into battlefield you have to win.” I know of the pitfalls and benefits, it is because of the pitfalls that I am reluctant,” he said.

For the last few months, every time, his name crops up, there are speculations that perhaps this time he will announce his political entry. During his last interaction with fans, he had said he will take the decision on political debut at the right time.

Dinakaran’s vehement victory in the RK Nagar bypolls has accentuated the political flux in Tamil Nadu politics triggered by J Jayalalithaa’s death last December. The merged AIADMK faction, known as the EPS-OPS group, has been involved in a unpleasent battle with Dinakaran over Jayalalithaa’s legacy.

DMK, now being led by MK Stalin, is yet to find its footing after consecutive defeat in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. The recent judgment in the 2G scam exonerating A Raja and Kanimozhi has also disrupted the internal dynamics within the Karunanidhi family.

Two people who met Rajinikanth met over the last week had different versions on the timing of his political plunge. “He has made his political intentions clear. During his meet with fans, he is all set to make the announcement. He has decided not to wait longer,” the source said.

The other person who met the superstar also said that Rajinikanth will enter politics but not soon. “Rajinikanth will certainly enter politics but he won’t be announcing it anytime soon. There should be a context when he makes that announcement and he is in no hurry to do so,” said the person.

While Rajinikanth’s political entry is widely speculated, there is only one person who can decide when that announcement would be made and that’s the superstar himself. As a dialogue in his film Muthu says,”No one can predict my arrival. But when the time is right, I will be there.”

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