Superstar Rajinikanth continues to shock the media this time in incredibly positive ways. Today his speech caused many in the media to sing his praises describing it as “extraordinary.”
The actor inaugurated a statue of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran at the Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute in Chennai today, where he will speak to students and may even take a few questions from them. About 5,000 people, mostly students and fans are present at the venue. On December 31, Rajinikanth had announced he would launch a party and contest in all 234 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu.
He had also clarified that he would launch the party after elections are announced in the state. Whether to contest the Lok Sabha polls in 2019, he said he will take a call later.
Rajinikanth: “When I built the Raghvendra wedding hall, there was an order to stop construction. My staff and me weren’t given appointment. Many advised me to contact MGR. MGR expedited and in three days we got the NOC. It was MGR who made the wedding hall possible. Some say I’m trying to draw MGR loyalists. Student stage is the best part of your life, also most trying. If u study in these four years only, your 40 year life would be good.”
“He (MGR) brought power and free noon meal scheme to schools. I first met MGR in 1973. Later, I met in 1975 on the sets.”
“Using technology and good advisers and talented people I can deliver good governance. They ask why I didn’t enter when Jayalalithaa was ruling. Fear? I don’t have to remind what happened in 1996. Many say all can’t become MGR. Yes, none can become MGR. When there were two strong leaders, Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi, there was no vacuum.”
“I don’t expect a red carpet welcome. But why mock and discourage? Politics is strewn with thorns and snakes,” said Rajinikanth.
“Many say actors shouldn’t enter politics… I tell them, I do my work properly. But you haven’t done your work properly. I’ve learnt some politics moving with Karunanidhi, Moopanar and Cho.”
“Last time I could not unveil an MGR statue but this time he was firm. I wanted to avoid speaking politics. But I shall speak some politics,” Rajinikanth said.
On December 31, he said that he will take decision only after elections are called in Tamil Nadu. He had then he would contest in all 234 assembly constituencies in the next elections due in 2021.
Political observers are keenly watching whether he will make any announcement in terms of the launch of his party or name of party