Rajinikanth to announce political decision on Dec 31

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"I will announce my stand on politics on December 31".

Meeting fans at Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam this morning, Superstar Rajinikanth, who was expected to talk about his entry in politics, declared that he would make an announcement about his decision on December 31. I want to say that I am not new to politics. He further added a rider. If I enter politics I will have to win.

Clarifying his earlier comment that "Let the war come", actor Rajinikanth said that "war means elections". But when he was later asked about his remarks, the actor said, "Whatever I had to say I said, now I have nothing more to say". Justifying his stand to not join any existing political party in Tamil Nadu, Haasan said, "Yes I am thinking on those lines, not out of choice but compulsion".

Rajinikanth, who has dominated southern films like a colossus for the past four decades and enjoys nearly demigod-like status among his legion of followers, is expected to announce his political debut on the last day. Only the members of all the fan clubs in Tamil Nadu and others with valid ID cards will be permitted to meet and take a picture with Rajinikanth. "Valour alone won't help, we need to strategize", he said.

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Looks like the suspense on whether or not Rajinikanth will enter politics will finally come to an end on December 31. Both were sidelined by the ruling party in a power struggle that started days after Jayalalithaa's death in December previous year.

DMK, now being led by MK Stalin, is yet to find its footing after consecutive defeat in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.

The Tamil Nadu politics has been witnessing chaotic situations since the demise of the AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa - who died at the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai a year ago.

Rajini said more than the people, the media is interested in knowing about his political plans. He has been dodging on the issue of his political entry. "But when the time is right, I will be there".