Chennai: All roads led to Sri Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam at Kodambakkam in the city this morning where actor-politician Rajinikanth held crucial discussions with district secretaries of Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM).
Sources say that in the hour-long meeting, Rajinikanth spoke to them about the when to float his political party and ways and means to proceed further with their plans.
Amidst huge gathering of mediapersons and fans from various parts of the State, Rajinikanth clad in white pyjama and kurtha, arrived at the venue by 10 am.
He proceeded straight inside the Kalyana Mandapam. He reportedly listened to the works carried out by the RMM members in districts ever since he announced on 31 December, 2017 that he would float his own political party and face the Assembly elections.
The senior office-bearers of the RMM briefed him of the various works including appointing members of booth committees in their wards, welfare measures initiated to reach out to the people among others. Rajinikanth took suggestions on forming political party and how he should go about it from the district heads of RMM, sources said.
Buzz is that following suggestions from well-wishers and friends that with Assembly elections slated for anytime in 2021, Rajinikanthy discussed about starting his party by May or June. Following inputs that a minimum of six month time necessary to tour different districts and reach out to the masses, Rajinikanth reportedly discussed when to launch his party.
Unconfirmed reports say that the superstar urged RMM office-bearers to make sure that the members maintain decorum in social media and warned of strict action if they injdulge in any activities against the principles of the RMM.
Addressing mediapersons after the meeting, the district secretaries said, ”we discussed with Thalaivar about floating political party. We cannot divulge much details as only Thalaivar has to say about anything and everything regarding RMM”. ”There is an urgent need for a change of guard in Tamilnadu and no doubt, he will provide the same and reach out to the poor and needy across the State”, they added.