Will Rajinikanth Join Politics? Latest Speech Leaves Fans Guessing

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The actor, who will next be seen with Akshay Kumar in 2.0, the sequel to Robot/Endhiran/Enthiran, also said: "There are good politicians like MK Stalin and Anbumani Ramadoss, but the system itself is rotten".

"When I say this, people are asking whether no other person is there", he said, adding there were good politicians like M.K. Stalin (DMK Working President), who is an able administrator and if given a free hand, he would perform well. It was also his most unambiguous signal yet that he is considering a political career. The people of Tamil Nadu have made me a Tamil by their unflinching support. For the last 44 years I have grown up with you.

However, Rajnikanth has neither confirmed his joining to any Indian political party nor has he turned down the invitation of BJP. I have some responsibilities and you have your jobs. "Although I came as a Marathi from Karnataka, you people nurtured me, made me true Tamilian", he said.

In 1996, the 67-year-old actor had supported the DMK-TMC against J Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu, and the alliance swept the polls that year. His comments came after BJP MP Subramanian Swamy claimed that the actor's entry into politics would be a "disaster".

It is not uncommon for his fans across the state to frequently put up posters urging him to come and "lead" and "save" Tamil Nadu. "Let's do it, but when the ultimate war comes, we all will see", he said. Even party flags had been launched by some fans in the past, but the actor had either remained silent or distanced himself from fans who resorted to such actions. However, he was on good terms with Jayalalithaa in the recent past and had even rued he had "hurt" her back in 1996 by being critical of her.

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Rajinikanth left his fans and political circle into a speculation spree when he hinted towards joining politics earlier on Monday.

"I didn't expect my comments about how one should be in politics to create such a big news and debates". "The system is corrupt, we all need to work together to change it", Rajinikanth said while addressing a large gathering of his fans here today.

"My name has been dragged into politics for the past two decades".

Incidentally, in his film "Muthu" (1995), he mouthed lyrics in a song saying "why should I launch a party now, (but) its only time will tell that". "We will also welcome if he comes (joins) to BJP", state BJP leader and Union Minister of state Pon Radhakrishnan said recently.

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