The actor said he greeted Karunanidhi for the New Year and also enquired about his health.

Rajinikanth meets Karunanidhi to seek his blessings for his political journey
news Politics Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 08:05

Tamil movie actor Rajinikanth, who recently announced his political plunge, on Wednesday met DMK President M Karunanidhi to seek his blessings.

Speaking to reporters in Chennai after meeting Karunanidhi, he said he had informed the DMK patriarch about his starting a political party and got his blessings.

The actor said he greeted Karunanidhi for the New Year and also enquired about his health.

On December 31, 2017, Rajinikanth had announced his plans to float a political party and follow spiritual politics.

Speaking to reporters, DMK leader MK Stalin termed the meeting between his father and the actor as nothing surprising.

Stalin said Rajinikanth had requested a meeting with Karunanidhi and as per the tradition of this land, his request was acceded to.

He added that Rajinikanth also met Dayalu Ammal, Karunanidhi's wife.

According to Stalin, even DMDK leader A Vijayakant had sought Karunanidhi's blessings when he floated his party.

He said support for Rajinikanth's party would be decided at the time of elections.

The DMK leader, citing the view that Rajinikanth has been asked to float a political party to wipe out the Dravidian parties, asserted that the Dravidian culture cannot be wiped out of this land.

On Wednesday, two known faces from the movie industry joined superstar Rajinikanth in his efforts to create a 'political revolution’.

Producer Raju Mahalingam of Lyca Productions who has been closely associated with Rajinikanth over the last three years, was the first to join the actor's political movement. Later, actor Raghava Lawrence, who is known to be a huge supporter of 'Thalaivar' also followed suit. 

Earlier, in his first interaction with the media on Tuesday, just two days after announcing his decision to take the political plunge, Rajinikanth said that he wanted to create a political revolution. 

"Tamil Nadu has historically been a place of major political happenings. It was here that Mahatma Gandhi started wearing the loincloth. I too want to create a political revolution. If there is change now, future generations will live better," he said at the meet.

(With IANS inputs)

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