Rajinikanth, who finally made decided to launch his political party with a “now or never” announcement earlier this month, has now decided to opt-out. “With extreme sadness, I say that I can’t enter politics. I alone know the pain I went through while announcing this decision. Without entering electoral politics, I will serve the people. This decision of mine will disappoint my fans and people but please forgive me,” he said in a statement, two days after his discharge from the hospital where he was admitted over the weekend with blood pressure fluctuations.
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) December 29, 2020
The 70-year-old’s debut in politics has been anticipated by fans for nearly 25 years and on December 3, Rajinikanth announced that he has decided to launch his party and contest the Tamil Nadu election. “It is now or never,” he had said. The date of the launch was to be announced on December 31 and the launch was tentatively scheduled for January, five months before the state elections in Tamil Nadu.
ஜனவரியில் கட்சித் துவக்கம்,
டிசம்பர் 31ல் தேதி அறிவிப்பு. #மாத்துவோம்_எல்லாத்தையும்_மாத்துவோம்#இப்போ_இல்லேன்னா_எப்பவும்_இல்ல 🤘🏻 pic.twitter.com/9tqdnIJEml
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) December 3, 2020