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Tamil actor Rajinikanth announces his stand on entering politics in Chennai today and said he is entering politics.

"I am joining politics for sure," the 67-year-old said amid thunderous applause from fans.

Quoting a shloka from the Bhagwad Gita which stresses on the importance of doing one's duty and leaving the rest to the Lord, he said, "This is the compulsion of time."

Addressing fans in Chennai on the valedictory of a six-day-long meet, the actor said he will launch a political party which will contest all 234 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu. He said the party will be launched ahead of assembly elections at an appropriate time. 

The policies of the party will be taken to the people, he said and added that truthfulness, hard work and growth will be the slogan of his party. "Do good, speak and only good will happen," will be the guiding slogan, he said. 

In his address, he said, "Democracy is in bad shape right now, all other states have been making fun of us(Tamil Nadu), I will feel guilty if I don't take this decision now. In the name of democracy politicians are robbing us of our own money on our own land. We need to bring a change from the base."

Truth, work and growth will be the three mantras of our party, the Tamil superstar announced.

Soon after he made the announcement, his fans began celebrations in Chennai.

Addressing a meeting of his fans on the opening day of a six-day-long photo session with his followers in Chennai on 26th of this month.

The superstar had for first time fixed a date to spell out his plans on entering the political arena. The announcement comes after several months of uncertainty over his entry into politics. Also he thanked to supporters.

Earlier, in May this year, during a similar photo-op programme, the actor had hinted at a political plunge.

Source : DD

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