The much-hyped political party announcement by actor Rajinikanth turned out to be a dampener with the actor refraining from making any explicit announcement. At a press conference organised at Leela Palace on the outskirts of Chennai, the actor but chose to outline a three-pronged strategy for his party rather than giving it a name.
Making a pitch of ‘politics of change,’ actor Rajinikanth, on Thursday (March 12), said he had no intention of holding the Chief Minister’s post. The actor was expected to make a formal announcement after giving multiple statements which indicated a political entry but never divulged his actual stance.
Elaborating on his three-pronged agenda, he said 60 to 65% seats would be given to youngsters and the educated. The second point was that the ‘party’ and ‘power’ would be two entities with the chief minister and the party chief being two persons. He said, as the third point, that 30% seats would be given to people from other parties who had not been given a chance.
Rajinikanth’s press conference comes ahead of the 2021 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly elections where his ‘party’ was expected to make a foray in the state.
Earlier in the week, he held a meeting with the district secretaries if the Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM).
In 2017, Rajinikanth made an unofficial announcement regarding his political entry stating, “Porkalathil sandhipom (will meet in the battleground).”