Mafoi Pandiarajan’s clarification comes after he stated that Rajinikanth will join AIADMK soon.

Rajini is welcome to join AIADMK his stance echoes the party TN Minister
news Politics Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 19:17

Minister for Tamil Language, Culture and Archeology Ma Foi K Pandiarajan clarified that actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth could join AIADMK because his stand on various issues reflected that of his party.

His clarification came after he told Puthiya Thalaimurai on Saturday that Rajinikanth would join AIADMK soon.

“We still are not clear about his (Rajinikanth’s) party. He hasn’t officially started a party yet, but we are seeing some disciplinary action in it,” he said in the interview.

Pointing out that he was answering to a question posed by the host, he said that since Rajinikanth’s views during the anti-Sterlite movement and the Salem-Chennai Green Corridor project concurred with that of AIADMK, he had said that Rajinikanth was welcome to join them.

Pandiarajan also said that the two actors, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan posed no threat to AIADMK since they both lacked grassroot level organisation in their parties.

Following Pandiarajan’s comments on TV, Minister for Cooperatives Sellur Raju said that the party will accept anybody who accepts the principles of the party and willingly enrols in it. “If any leader is joining, then it is up to the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister to discuss and take a decision on it,” he said.

Sellur Raju also said, “Whoever be it, Rajinikanth or Kamal Haasan, should enrol as a worker and gradually work upwards from that post. The party will surely recognise the hard work of any person and reward them accordingly. Aspiring to become a leader in the party from the start itself is not acceptable.”