'Don't have plans to enter politics in future': Rajinikanth dissolves Rajini Makkal Mandram
Superstar Rajinikanth, who had opted out of politics last year citing health issues, on Monday said that he has no plans of entering politics in the future.
"I don't have plans to enter politics in the future," said Rajinikanth, six months after he announced his decision of dropping his political plan.
He also dissolved Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM), saying the outfit will continue as a fans' welfare association. RMM was initially seen as a precursor organisation of the actor's possible political party.
"I have decided to dissolve Rajini Makkal Mandram. The office-bearers of RMM would continue to be part of the Rajinikanth Fan Club Association that will involve itself in public service," he said.
Rajinikanth made the announcement after holding a meeting with RMM functionaries to discuss whether he should take the political plunge or not in the future.
Rajinikanth dropped political plan
The 70 year-old actor had in December last year announced that he will not join politics in view of his frail health, putting an end to his long-nurtured plans.
“I inform with great regret I am unable to come to politics by floating a political party. Only I know the pain behind making this announcement... Without entering electoral politics, will serve the people. This decision of mine will disappoint my fans and people but please forgive me," he had said in a statement.
"My hospitalisation was a warning given by God. My campaign will impact health amid the pandemic," he had said. Rajinikanth was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad in December last year due to severe fluctuations in blood pressure and exhaustion.
The decision had left many of his fans disappointed who protested outside the actor's residence urging him to embark on his political journey as assured earlier and reconsider his decision against entering politics.