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Rajinikanth says he won’t join politics, cites frail health

The 70-year-old actor, who was discharged from hospital Sunday, had earlier said he will float his own political party in January 2021.

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Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday announced he will not take the political plunge and start a party as announced earlier, citing his frail health.

Discharged from a Hyderabad hospital on Sunday after being treated for blood pressure fluctuations, the top actor expressed fears over those accompanying him in his possible political journey facing “mental and economic” problems in the due course.

He indicated he did not want to sound chivalrous by saying he will join politics despite his severe health concerns and that he did not want to “make a victim” of his supporters now.

“Therefore, 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,” the 70 year-old actor said in a statement, months after he said he will float his own outfit in January and face the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

He, however, said he will serve people in whatever ways he can without entering electoral politics.


Also read: Rajinikanth has charisma, but promise of ‘secular & spiritual politics’ confusing, say experts


 

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