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BJP says it may seek Rajinikanth’s ‘support,’ again asserts it leads alliance in TN

Asserting that its alliance with the AIADMK was strong, BJP national general secretary C T Ravi, however, said the NDA was led by his party and ‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ in the state as well, apparently indicating that it was not steered by the ruling party, the senior partner.
In Tamil Nadu, AIADMK was the largest partner in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and naturally, the Chief Minister will be from that party, Ravi, BJP’s state incharge, told. In picture - PM Narendra Modi and actor Rajinikanth.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
In Tamil Nadu, AIADMK was the largest partner in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and naturally, the Chief Minister will be from that party, Ravi, BJP’s state incharge, told. In picture - PM Narendra Modi and actor Rajinikanth.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
Published on Dec 30, 2020 09:56 PM IST
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Chennai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Rajinikanth junks plans to enter politics citing poor health

The 70-year-old actor, who has a cult following, released a three-page statement on Twitter, apologising to his admirers and members of the Rajini Makkal Mandram, a group that has been working on the ground ever since he announced his plans to enter politics in 2017 after years of speculation.
Actor Rajinikanth.(PTI)
Actor Rajinikanth.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 04:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDivya Chandrababu

‘Please accept my decision’: Rajinikanth urges in letter to fans

Rajinikanth’s entry into the Tamil political arena was highly anticipated, however, the actor had always maintained a cautious stance, despite being vocal about many political events in the state.
Rajinikanth has also candidly accepted the criticism that would follow his announcement to quit politics. “Only I understand the pain of making this announcement,” he said in his letter.(PTI)
Rajinikanth has also candidly accepted the criticism that would follow his announcement to quit politics. “Only I understand the pain of making this announcement,” he said in his letter.(PTI)
Published on Dec 29, 2020 06:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C

‘Disappointed’, says Kamal Haasan after Rajinikanth drops political plans

Superstar Rajinikanth said he will not take a plunge into politics and start a party as announced earlier, citing his frail health.
Actor Kamal Haasan is seen in Chennai in this file photo. The Makkal Needhi Maiam leader has said he will meet Rajinikanth later.(PTI Photo)
Actor Kamal Haasan is seen in Chennai in this file photo. The Makkal Needhi Maiam leader has said he will meet Rajinikanth later.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 04:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

‘Rajini’s wish, can’t force him to change mind’: Kin on superstar’s U-turn on political debut

The 77-year-old R Sathyanarayana Rao said it’s his brother’s wish and one can’t force him to change his mind.
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth gestures during a press conference in Chennai.(PTI)
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth gestures during a press conference in Chennai.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 03:56 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
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