Rajini Fans Test Waters For His Political Plunge

Vastavam web: Fans of superstar Rajinikanth gathered in Trichy at public meeting – complete with flags and banners — that is being seen as a trial balloon for his political plunge. The meeting was meant to persuade the 67-year-old superstar to join politics soonest. Its organiser meant it as a platform to showcase what he calls Rajinikanth’s plans – good governance, linking of peninsular rivers and eradicating corruption. The fans are assessing that Rajini has 25 percent of vote bank now and it would be raised to 45 percent in future.  “I will explain Rajini’s brand of politics and his agenda and take back fans’ expectations to Rajini,” Tamilaruvimanian, a Gandhian, said ahead of the meeting which he had organised. Rajinikanth, he said, is clear about his focus. “He wants to bring about inter-linking of rivers in south India, transparent  good governance and a corruption-free state” said Mr Manian. The buzz about Rajinikanth’s foray into politics rose over the last two years as the BJP made overtures and the star met a few leaders including BJP’s Poonam Mahajan. Party chief Amit Shah has said Rajinikanth was welcome to join the party. There were even expectations that he would launch his own party.