He said, "I do not want carders. I want watchdogs." He also said that his decision is the need of the hour and that he will start his own party in the upcoming elections. For many months, Rajinikanth has been cryptic about his entry into politics. In May, he triggered fan frenzy when he said, "If God wills it, I will enter politics tomorrow".
Pointing to what he called a low in Tamil politics over the last year, he said, "If I don't make this decision now, then I will have let people down, the guilt will haunt me". The death of AIADMK's iconic leader J Jayalalithaa last December is seen to have left a vacuum in Tamil Nadu politics. "It is time for political change. We should change the system. We want an honest and caste-less politics." He went on to say that "We will tell people that if we cannot deliver what we promised and we will resign in three years otherwise."
The superstar has spent the last five days meeting with his fans.
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