Actor Rajinikanth‘s entry into politics is all set to be firmed up by July-end, said his brother Satyanarayana Rao Gaikwad who resides in Bengaluru.
“It is the people’s wish that Rajinikanth should enter politics. He has just ended the first round of consultation with his fans and well-wishers who were urging him to take the plunge,” said Satyanarayana, insisting the star’s political foray was imminent.
Satyanarayana’s remarks come in the wake of the actor’s address to fans recently. While there was no direct indication of his plans, there were enough innuendos to create a buzz in political circles. The actor said there were good politicians in Tamil Nadu, but the “system was rotten”. He urged his fans to help clean up the system and be prepared for “battle”.
Rajini met fans from 15 districts in Tamil Nadu from May 15 to 19. The consultation was given a break for the launch of his new film Kaala Karikaalan, and Satyanarayana Rao said a few more rounds of consultations would be held in June and July before Rajini comes out with a formal announcement.
“He wants to meet as many fans as possible before firming up his plans. With the response being overwhelming, the outcome would be hopefully positive and Tamil Nadu will usher in a new era in politics,” said Satyanarayana.
He said the main aim behind the move to enter politics was Rajini’s intent to cleanse corruption in public life.”The government’s coffers are plush with money, but it is not reaching the poor while welfare schemes are not benefiting the needy,” Satyanarayana added.
While the BJP seems to have been wooing Rajini and nudging him to join the party, Satyanarayana Rao said his brother prefers to float his own political party and may not join hands with any. The name and the structure of the party were being worked out, Rajini’s brother added.