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People of Tamil Nadu will create a “wonder and marvel” in the 2021 assembly elections : Rajnikanth

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80034-lvawaedfht-1516802287CHENNAI : Actor-politician Rajinikanth, who raised the spirit of fans with his remarks on collaboration with Kamal Haasan, today said he would not comment on who the Chief Ministerial candidate would be if they eventually join forces before the 2021 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.
“During election time our party workers will decide,” he said when asked about the matter by reporters. But one thing was certain, he indicated. “In 2021, the people of Tamil Nadu will perform a miracle, 100%,” he said.
“Miracle” is not a word the 68-year-old actor shies away from. On Sunday, he used it to take a dig at the AIADMK’s Chief Minister E Palaniswami, who has managed to save his position despite initial uncertainty. “So, miracles will happen. It happened yesterday, it is happening today and it will happen tomorrow,” Rajinikanth had said.
On Tuesday, both Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan had created stir, indicating there might be a possibility of their joining hands.”Rajini and I will travel together if there is a need for Tamil Nadu’s development.
If there is a need for travelling together we will tell. Now, work is important. We can talk about our policies later. We are together for 43 years, we joining together is no miracle,” Kamal Haasan had said.

An hour later, Rajinikanth, on his way to Goa, told reporters, “If there is a situation that requires for the development of the Tamil people, I would join hands with Kamal Haasan”.
Mr Haasan started his party, the Makkal Nidhi Maiam in 2018. But the actor’s huge popularity is yet to translate into votes. In its maiden election in April May, the party had polled only 2 per cent votes and failed to win any seat. Rajinikanth, who announced his political aspirations in 2017, is yet to launch his party.

Meanwhile,Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Thursday said superstar Rajinikanth’s assertion of people creating a “wonder” in 2021 assembly elections meant the AIADMK retaining power for the third time in a row.
“Rajinikanth’s ‘wonder’ remark means AIADMK will come back to power again in 2021 assembly election,” he told reporters here when asked about the actor’s remark.
On the possibility of Rajinikanth and Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan joining hands for the assembly elections, he said Rajinkanth has not even launched his political party yet adding, “let him launch his party in the first place, I will react after that.”

Rajinikanth, earlier in the day, asserted people of Tamil Nadu will create a “wonder and marvel” in the 2021 assembly elections in the state, remarks that come amidst indications of him of politically aligning with his contemporary and MNM chief Kamal Haasan.
(With Agency Inputs ).

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