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Cine Star in Electoral Politics

Can the superstar provide traction to majoritarian politics in the Dravidian heartland?

M Vijayabaskar writes:

After what must seem like an eternity to his fans, Rajinikanth has finally announced his entry into the Tamil electoral arena. He promises to launch a party in January 2021 to contest the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections due in May. True to his style of delivering punchy one-liners on screen, he came out saying, “We will change everything.” A few political commentators believe that Rajini’s foray is likely to shake up Tamil politics as much as M G Ramachandran’s (MGR) entry did in the 1970s.

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Updated On : 19th Dec, 2020

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