All eyes on Rajini’s meet with RMM office-bearers, announcement likely on political stand

Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth has called a meeting of his Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) office-bearers here today to decide on whether to enter politics and contest the Tamilnadu Assembly elections due in 4-5 months time.

The meeting would be held at his Ragavendra Kalyana Mandapam at 10 am where the Mandram office-bearers were asked to come.

After holding discussions, Rajini is expected to make an announcement on whether he will contest the Assembly polls or not.

The Rajini Makkal Mandram members are expecting a clear statement from him today. It may be recalled that Rajini had on the 2018 New year eve announced that he would entere politics, float a new party and contest all the 234 seats in the 2021 Assembly elections, while ruling out contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Since then, his fans are eagerly waiting for it, but Rajini is yet to start a party. He said last year, “100 out of 100 per cent people will create a ‘very big miracle and wonder’ in the 2021 Assembly polls”.

In March this year, the possibility of Rajini taking the proverbial political plunge gained momentum when he came up with a three-point agenda, which included ruling himself out of the post of Chief Minister, wanted to separate party from the government by forming a council that would appoint a young and capable Chief Minister and supervise the functioning of the government, abolish thousands of party posts and induct youngsters into the party.

In October, Rajini, citing his health condition, said, “As far as my political plans are concerned, a decision will be taken after consulting the RMM members.”


NT Bureau