Post the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the announcement of both Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth’s political entry is ought to fill the leadership vacuum created in the State.
While Kamal Haasan is active in the political scene like writing a weekly column in the Tamil daily ‘Ananda Vikatan’ and launch of ‘Maiam’, a sneak app for the people, Superstar Rajinikanth announced released a statement that he won't be contesting the Lok Sabha polls this year.
To the major disappointment to his fans, Rajini said he also won’t be supporting any political party and requested the fans to not use RMM flags for any kind of campaigning. The statement he released read as follows: "I won't be contesting the Lok Sabha polls this year and no party will have my support. So, no one should make to use my pictures or RMM flags for their campaigning."
After meeting his multiple fan groups, he decided to enter the active politics announcing his party name as 'Rajini Makkal Mandram'. Since then, there's been a discussion among his fans and political enthusiasts that his political journey will either begin with Lok Sabha polls in 2019 or Tamil Nadu assembly polls. Rajini also made it clear that he's aiming at Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in 2021.
But Rajini gave a piece of his mind in the statement appealing his fans and Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) office members to vote for a stable government at Center and urged that their vote should go for a person who can provide Tamil Nadu with a permanent water solution.