According to some sources close to Rajinikanth, the South Indian superstar is all set to launch his political party by April this year. The party, that has not been named yet can be expected anytime after 14th April, said a top official of Rajini Makkal Mandram – an outfit launched by Rajinikanth.
It is believed that Rajini is often mentored by S Gurumurthy. Tamilaruvi Manian, an RSS leader based in Chennai. Manian is in talks with leaders of some political parties in his area and has revealed that PMK will be with Rajinikanth. “There will be a rainbow alliance – like the one I had built for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls for NDA with the support of PMK, Vijayakanth’s DMDK and Vaiko’s MDMK, which bagged nearly 19 percent votes,” he said.
Upon being asked if Rajini will be allying with BJP, Manian said, “An alliance with BJP will be decided by Rajinikanth himself, but he fears there may be a negative impact if he strikes an alliance with Dhinakaran.”
In an interview with Sunday Express, The Chennai-based RSS leader said, “That day, Rajinikanth will announce the date of his first party conference, (expected to be) a mammoth event…. We plan to hold this (party conference) in August. By the first week of September, he will begin a state-wide tour to meet and explain to the people his political plan and ideals.”
Manian also said the wind is “favorable”, and the latest development has “already left the DMK and the AIADMK jittery”.
It is to be noted that the state will be going for Assembly polls in 2021.