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Rajinikanth hints at another political stint, says 'will reconsider entering politics'

The announcement comes after Rajinikanth earlier this year had opted out of politics, citing health reasons.
 

Rajinikanth hints at another political stint, says 'will reconsider entering politics'-dnm
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Chennai, First Published Jul 12, 2021, 11:28 AM IST
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Chennai: Actor Rajinikanth who had declared seven months ago that he would neither enter politics nor launch his political party due to his ill health, on Monday said he would take a decision on whether to enter politics or not after discussing with the office-bearers of Rajinikanth Makkal Mandram (RMM).

The 70 year-old actor is expected to clear doubts about his political plans and issue instructions to his fans and RMM workers on his next course of action after the meeting.

Talking to reporters ahead of his meeting with the office-bearers of RMM, the actor said "Questions about whether the Mandram should continue or not; what are the duties of the Mandram hereafter and whether I would be entering politics in future or not are lingering in the minds of the office-bearers of RMM as well as my fans. I will discuss these issues with the office-bearers of RMM and after that, will let you (reporters) know the decisions taken."

Rajinikanth had in December last year declared that he will not join politics in view of his frail health, putting an end to his long-nurtured plans.

“I inform with great regret I am unable to come to politics by floating a political party. Only I know the pain behind making this announcement... Without entering electoral politics, will serve the people. This decision of mine will disappoint my fans and people but please forgive me," he had said in a statement.

"My hospitalisation was a warning given by God. My campaign will impact health amid the pandemic," he had said. Rajinikanth was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad in December last year due to severe fluctuations in blood pressure and exhaustion.

The decision had disappointed many of his fans who urged him to embark on his political journey as assured earlier and asked him to reconsider his decision.

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