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Rajinikanth Says He Will Not Contest In Lok Sabha Election
Rajinikanth, the actor-turned-politician ended months of speculation, on Sunday by declaring that he would not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections nor support anyone.
- All India I RIDHIMA SETIA
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- February 17, 2019 13:27 IST
Rajinikanth Says He Will Not Contest In Lok Sabha Election (file image)
New Delhi: Rajinikanth, the actor-turned-politician ended months of speculation, on Sunday by declaring that he would not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections nor support anyone.
He said in a statement that, "I am not supporting anyone. No party should use my picture or outfit's logo" for any propaganda.
"My party has no support in the upcoming parliamentary election to any parties. So no one should use my photo or flags in the name of Rajini Makkal Mandram and Rajini Fan Club should not be used to support or campaign for any party," the statement read.
Rajinikanth asked people to examine and vote for a party in the centre that would form a strong government and solve Tamil Nadu's water crisis permanently.
On December 31 in 2017, the veteran actor announced his entry to politics and initiated to streamline his formal and informal fan clubs, integrating them into the Rajini Makkal Mandram. There has been much speculation about his possible political alliances.
The actor had assured his followers that his politics will be "spiritual" and based on "honesty and truthfulness".
The two noted actor from southern cinema, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan turned to politics, have stepped into the political void left in Tamil Nadu after the death of former Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa.
The announcement of Rajinikanth comes amid reports of the AIADMK and BJP finalising an electoral deal for the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu.