Actor Rajinikanth has once again put off announcing his entry into politics in a press meet in Chennai today. After meeting the office bearers of his Rajini Makkal Mandram, Rajinikanth said he wants to play a small part in bringing a revolution in Tamil Nadu politics and never wanted to become the Chief Minister. Following the demise of legendary politicians Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi, there was a political vacuum in the State and he felt there weren’t tall leaders to fill the shoes of these former Chief Ministers.
Reportedly, he said he wanted to do away with unnecessary party posts, which he felt weren’t necessary after elections and these posts led to corruption in the system. He also added that youngsters and those under the age of 50 must be fielded as party candidates. The political party and the government should not be headed by the same person. The party chief will act as an opposition head, critically looking at the functioning of the government.
Reiterating that he didn’t want to become the Chief Minister and he is too old now, and this had been his stance since 2017. “I want to create leaders like Anna, former Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai did,” said Rajinikanth.