Rajinikanth has said that he would be ready to contest the next Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, whenever that is held. He confirmed that his entry into active politics will happen along with the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.
Along with the recent Lok Sabha elections, by-polls of 18 out of the 22 Assembly seats were also conducted. The by-polls of the remaining four seats would be conducted on May 19. AIADMK needs a majority of 117 seats to continue. Presently it has 113 MLAs in the 234 member House. A fresh assembly election may be required if AIADMK loses the majority after the by-polls.
“Ready to face, whenever they are held,” said Rajinikanth in response to the question of whether he would contest if the by-poll results led to an election.
In response to questions regarding the low voter turnout, he said that an overall seventy per cent was a reasonable turnout. However, the turnout in Chennai would have been lower due to the continuous holidays.
The actor had also said that there is definitely a reduction in caste-based violence and that the Election Commission has conducted it well this time. Though, he also said that an increase in the number of polling booths would be beneficial.
Rajinikanth has said that he hasn’t endorsed any party for the Lok Sabha elections. But he had appreciated BJP’s poll promise of setting up a separate body for the river interlinking project.
Reportedly, there was also a social media buzz with fans expressing their support for the superstar’s entry into politics.
In February, Rajinikanth had announced that he would be staying away from the Lok Sabha elections casting doubts on his political career. However, the recent interaction with the media has come as a relief to fans eagerly waiting for him to the plunge into politics.