Miracle will happen in 2021, says Rajinikanth on Tamil Nadu politics
Superstar Rajinikanth, who hinted at an alliance with Kamal Haasan in Tamil Nadu, said a huge miracle will happen in 2021
Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday told reporters that the state of Tamil Nadu will witness a huge miracle in the 2021 Assembly polls. On Tuesday, Rajinikanth had said he would join hands with actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan for the welfare of people of Tamil Nadu if such a situation arose.
Rajinikanth, who has announced he would launch his political party to contest the state Assembly elections due in 2021, was responding to questions from reporters on Haasan’s remarks earlier on Tuesday that he (the latter) would join hands with him for Tamil Nadu’s welfare.
"If a situation arises wherein me and Kamal have to join hands for the welfare of people of Tamil Nadu, we will surely come together," Rajinikanth said in a brief interaction with media at the airport here.
On the other side, the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Thursday mounted yet another attack on actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, saying their completely different ideologies would make it look like "a cat and mouse living together".
While Rajinikanth had announced he would take forward "spiritual politics", Haasan is known for his pro-left leanings, an article in AIADMK mouthpiece 'Namathu Amma' said.
The first pitch was made by Haasan who backed Rajinikanth over his comments describing chief minister K Palaniswami coming to the top post as a "wonder", saying it was "not a criticism but reality".
Haasan also said he would join hands with Rajinikanth for Tamil Nadu's welfare.
Rajinikanth had also echoed similar views.
Several AIADMK leaders had slammed the duo for intending to work together, with fisheries minister D Jayakumar calling them a 'mirage' and 'illusion'.
The stinging write-up on Thursday seemed to target Haasan, saying "he has lost to Rajinikanth" in their rivalry in the film field and that he was now apprehensive if that would repeat in politics also.
Rajinikanth had announced in December 2017 he would launch his political party to contest the state Assembly polls due in 2021, while Haasan is already leading Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), founded last year.
"Rajini, who has announced taking forward spiritual politics, joining hands with Kamal Haasan, who talks about rationalism and communism, would amount to a cat and mouse living together," the article said.
"Time will teach Rajini that a possible partnership with Haasan politically will not be fruitful," it said.
However, their prospective tie-up would in no way affect the AIADMK as it was resting on a "1.5 crore cadre base," the article said, adding this was an opportunity for them to successfully take on those aiming to defeat the party, it added.
The write-up was accompanied by a screen graph from the 1977 Tamil blockbuster 'Pathinaru Vayadinile' where Haasan is seen massaging Rajinikanth.
With Inputs from PTI