Superstar Rajinikanth announces entry into politics, calls it 'need of the hour'
Chennai : Tamil movie superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday said that he would float a political party and contest in all the 234 Assembly constituencies in the state in the ensuing polls.
"I will be the representative of the people to see if the representatives are working well and serving people. We will become watchdogs," Rajinikanth announced.
The actor said his party will not be contesting in the local body elections.
Pointing to what he called a low in Tamil politics over the last year, he said, "If I don't make this decision now, then I will have let people down, the guilt will haunt me".
The death of AIADMK's iconic leader J Jayalalithaa last December is seen to have left a vacuum in Tamil Nadu politics. It is time for political change. We should change the system. We want an honest and caste-less politics."
He went on to say that "We will tell people that if we cannot deliver what we promised and we will resign in three years otherwise."