'I don't have plans to enter politics': Rajinikanth dissolves Rajini Makkal Mandram

Superstar Rajinikanth, who had opted out of political entry last year citing health issues, on Monday dissolved the Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM). "I have no plans of entering politics in future," said Rajinikanth.

Before the meeting, Rajinikanth had told reporters that he would reconsider his decision to stay away from politics. Rajinikanth said that he would consult his Rajini Makkal Mandram functionaries on whether or not to join politics in future, six months after he opted out of politics.

Indicating a fresh start to the topic of if or not he would enter politics, that was debated for over two decades in Tamil Nadu, the actor said 'questions' lingered among the Mandram functionaries on the forum's future.

The actor, who returned from America days ago after a health check-up told reporters: "There is a question of if I am coming to politics or not in the future. I will discuss all these and share with you. I could not meet functionaries earlier because of COVID-19, polls and the shoot and a medical check-up in the US."

Rajini Makkal Mandram was previously considered a launch vehicle for the actor's political entry. However, last December the actor said he would not join politics and had cited factors like his health condition, him undergoing kidney transplant in 2016.

On 3 December, 2020, the actor had said that he would launch his party in January 2021 ahead of the Assembly elections. However, during the last week of December last year, he did a u-turn and announced that he would not join politics. Since then, several functionaries had joined political parties including the DMK.

(With inputs from PTI)

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