'He Has No Future In Politics': Subramanian Swamy On Rajinikanth

'He Has No Future In Politics': Subramanian Swamy On Rajinikanth

Addressing his fans today at Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam, Superstar Rajinikanth has once again hinted about his political entry.

"When I say this, people are asking whether no other person is there", he said, adding there were good politicians like M.K. Stalin (DMK Working President), who is an able administrator and if given a free hand, he would perform well. All the media houses across the country gushed out with news of Rajni turning into a political leader soon and would flourish itself in Tamil Nadu before the next national elections in 2019. The actor however shied away from politics for the reasons best known to him.

"It is natural for Rajinikanth to talk about politics because there is now a vacuum caused by the death of Jayalalithaa and ill health of Karunanidhi", said former minister K.P. Munuswamy.

On people branding him as Kannadiga he said, "People ask if I'm a Tamilian or not".

With Rajinikanth's support, the DMK-Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) alliance won in the 1996 Assembly elections.

Shooting down the outsider tag, Rajinikanth, a man of Marathi roots and a native of Karnataka, proclaimed himself to be a true-blue Tamilian despite his origins from Karnataka. "I am 67 years old now and for 44 years, I have been in Tamil Nadu", he added. If I enter, I will be very truthful and will not entertain people who are in this to make money. I have some responsibilities and you have your jobs. Go to your places, do your duty, take care of your vocation. "Let's meet when it's time for (political) war".

Rajinikanth also praised PMK's Anbumani Ramadoss, VCK chief Thol. If God willing, I will enter politics tomorrow. Rajinikanth repeated his thought saying he had no desire to join politics, but if he did, he would show the door to all "money-minded" people. If God decides that I join politics, then I will do so. "Anybody willing to join the BJP under Narendra Modi's leadership is welcome", Raja said.

Ramadoss also said that actors have ruined the state for 50 years, be it actor and politician MG Ramachandran or his protegee, late TN Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

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