Actor Rajinikanth has announced his political entry today. As he said earlier that he will be announcing his political stand on December 31, he has announced it today. While meeting with his fans on the last day, he spoke among the crowd of his fans at “Ragavendra Kalyana Mandapam”. Rajinikanth said that he will be surely coming to politics and will contest in the forthcoming Tamilnadu assembly elections in all the 234 constituencies. The said assembly elections are supposed to come in the year 2021. While speaking about his entry into politics he also asked his fans to strengthen his fans club and have them registered. Though he has cleared his political stand today by announcing his entry into politics, there are other confusing statements from his speech.
The points to be noted from his speech about his political appearance are:
1. He will be announcing about this party and other activities only after the assembly elections are announced.
2. During the coming parliamentary elections which is expected in 2019, he will say his stand but will not contest in parliamentary elections.
3. As the municipal elections are fast approaching he will not contest there.
4. He has ordered his fans not to meet with media or any politicians.
5. Rajinikanth asked his fans not to criticize any politicians or to participate in giving comments or protests.
6. He said that he will take forward a spiritual politics in the state.
With all the above noticeable statements from his speech, there is more confusion creeping the among the observes who wanted him in politics. For any new political party, the time available till 2021 (expected assembly elections) is not sufficient to build and strengthen a political party. Rajinikanth’s announcement to start a party during assembly election is viewed as not a practical stand. Also, he has asked his fans not to comment or criticise any politicians or political party. Rajinikanth has asked his fans not to participate in any protests or such activities. All these speculate his unclear stand entering into active politics. However, his speech about his political entry will make an impact in the state politics to an extent.
Welcome actor Rajinikanths political entry with motto of corruption free good governance which is the sole aim of BJP
— Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan (@DrTamilisaiBJP) December 31, 2017
On the other hand, BJP is the first party to welcome Rajinikanth’s political entry. Political observers and viewers say that Rajinikanth will play as a proxy base of BJP in Tamilnadu. Though he hasn’t made clear about his party structure or any basics, the symbol what he has maintained on the stage during his speech hints his inclination towards a religious sentiment. “Lotus symbol below a Mudra” that appeared on the stage while meeting his fans symbolizes his political view.
சகோதரர் ரஜினியின் சமூக உணர்வுக்கும் அரசியல் வருகைக்கும் வாழ்த்துக்கள். வருக வருக
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) December 31, 2017
அதிர்ச்சி ஆனால் ஆனந்த அதிர்ச்சி! அளித்து விட்டார் ரஜினி… இனி அவர் பின் வாங்கக் கூடாது. உணர்ச்சிப் பெருக்கில் ரசிகர்கள் கட்டுப்பாடு மீறல் கூடாது.சட்டம் ஒழுங்கு முக்கியம். வாழ்த்துக்கள் @dinathanthi @pttv_tweets @news7tamil @ThanthiTV @News18TamilNadu
— Vivekh actor (@Actor_Vivek) December 31, 2017
Tamilnadu BJP president Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, actor Kamal Haasan and many prominent figures have welcomed Rajinikanth’s political entry. However, there is more time to finalize his political journey. Just statement from him about his political entry won’t make much difference and Rajinikanth has left the scenario much more in confusion with his unclear statements.