Sathyanarayana, the president of All India Rajinikanth Fans Club has announced that superstar Rajinikanth has no intentions or plans to become the ruling force in Tamil Nadu. He had given a statement yesterday on the eve of superstar Rajinikanth's 57th Birthday on the actor's political ambitions.
He has categorically said that Rajini has no intentions to enter into politics and the same would be as a big disappointment to the fans. Most of the fans are still hoping that their Thalaivar would come to politics one day or the other. A couple of days ago thousands of his fans erected a 120 meter banners in many parts of the city with the slogans of compelling Rajini to enter into politics and become as the Chief Minister of the state.
Most of the fan club members were youngsters while they join the club. Now they are in their forties and mid fifties. It is but natural that they would feel let down by this announcement, given their dedicated services to the growth of the clubs.
Acknowledging this in his statement, he said, "We do feel for those, who have dedicated themselves for the development of the fan clubs. But it is the wish of our superstar. We couldn't impose our wishes or aspirations on him."
Sathyanarayana also advices the fans not feel bad comparing the evolution of Vijayakanth or some other actor's fan clubs as political outfits. According to him, there was no meaning in feeling jealous about Vijayakanth fan clubs. "Vijayakanth's hard work and relentless efforts are behind such development…" Sathyanarayana said.
He has requested the fans to understand that superstar has no such aspirations in politics and hence it will not be nice to expect such an action from him. He has also drawn the attention of the fans to the fact that political activities would bring in lot of mental pressure, as experienced by Vijayakanth nowadays.
The statement is so clear that it would discourage the political aspirations of the fans. It would definitely be a great disappointment to those, who still have been hoping to fulfill their political aspirations if superstar decides to enter into politics at some point of time.
Reactions from Politicians:
After going through the statement of Sathyanarayana, many political leaders and actors have conveyed their disappointment over the announcement.
Eminent writer and political critic Cho S Ramaswamy said, "It is his own decision and I don't like to comment on it. But as a well wisher of the state, I should say that we have lost a good hearted ruler for the state…" However, he hopes that the decision may be changed in future as per the practical law of politics, i.e., no consistency in any decision of any politician!
Su Thirunavukkarasar, the BJP senior leader and one of the close associates of Rajinikanth says, "the decision of Rajini is unfortunate and he must change this in future after completing a couple of movies…"
The MDMK general secretary Vaiko says, "There is nothing to comment in Rajinikath's decision. It is his own wish and let him to decide whatever he feels..."
Apart from these reactions, some of the political leaders shared their views off the record that there may be a compulsion to the superstar to make this announcement through his secretary at this juncture.