Rajinikanth invites fans to join his political party. Rajinikanth launches its party website after announcing his intension to launch a political party. Tamil superstar Rajinikanth uploaded video urging his fans to come together as one organization to bring about a ‘good change’ in Tamil Nadu politics.
He also launched an Android app named ‘Rajini Mandram’ on Google play. The superstar thanked the people for accepting his political entry and urged them to register on his website rajinimandram.org, by entering their name and voter Id number. He made the announcement through a video posted on his twitter page, ending it with the words, “Love Tamil Nadu, long live the Tamil people.”
"I have launched this website rajinimandram.org to coordinate fan club members and concerned citizens who want a good political transformation under one umbrella”, Rajinikanth said in a 74-second video message put out on his Twitter handle.
The political chaos in the state after Jayalalithaa's death is one of the reasons why he had taken the political plunge. These events, he said in an oblique reference to the struggle for power within the ruling AIADMK, had put the state to shame. "If I don't make this decision now, then I would let the people down, the guilt will haunt me," he had said.
His supporters believe Rajinikanth's plunge would change the dynamics of politics in the state that has, for decades, seen only two big players, the DMK and the AIADMK.
As soon as Rajinikanth declares his plan, BJP spoke about possibilities of getting the superstar on its side. "BJP has always welcomed persons with sincerity and commitment to join the politics so as to improve the governance and delivery to poor," senior BJP leader Murlidhar Rao tweeted. The Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan also spoke about her party's hope that "Rajini will support NDA as his policy very similar to the BJP's".Party chief Amit Shah has already said Rajinikanth was welcome to join the party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met him during a visit to Chennai.