South Indian superstar Rajinikanth, 70, setout of politics citing health reasons. Now quits politics and ended his political party Rajini Makkal Mandram, completely closing that chapter. Rajinikanth emphasized that he did not intend to turn his mind and dissolved his Rajini Makkal Mandram.
On the edge of launching his political party, the actor announced in December that he would not join politics. He cited health concerns ahead of the Tamil Nadu election, held in March-April in the middle of the Covid crisis.
“I have no plans of entering politics in the future,” said Rajinikanth, after meeting with members of his forum one last time.
Rajinikanth, earlier in 2018 launched a political party The Rajini Makkal Mandram.
Going into the meeting, Rajinikanth had told reporters that he would discuss several lingering questions on the prospect of his forum and his political entry. “There is a question of if I am coming to politics or not in the future. I will discuss all these and share with you,” he told reporters. “I could not meet functionaries earlier because of Covid, polls and the shoot, and a medical check-up in the US.”
After he was hospitalized shortly for blood pressure fluctuations following a film shoot where team members were contaminated with Covid, the actor had said in a record: “With extreme sadness, I say that I can’t enter politics. I alone know the pain I went through while announcing this decision. Without entering electoral politics, I will serve the people. This decision of mine will disappoint my fans and people, but please forgive me.”
As discouraged, fans kept pressing Rajinikanth to rethink that conclusion, he requested that they stop and “not pain me again and again,” with many putting up posters and staging protests.