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Tsunami in TN politics: Rajinikanth likely to join AIADMK

Chennai: Rumours about Rajinikanth joining the AIADMK has generated a minor tsunami in Tamil Nadu politics. Minister for Tamil Official language and Culture, K Pandiarajan in an interview to Puthiya Thalaimurai, a local televison channel, hinted at Rajinikanth might join AIADMK.

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“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,” Pandiarajan said in the interview.
Minister for Tamil Official language and Culture, K Pandiarajan
Welcoming Rajinikanth to join AIADMK, the minister said that the Super Star's views on the anti-Sterlite movement and the Salem-Chennai Green Corridor project go with the AIADMK stand.

Pandiarajan further said who knows maybe an ally or he may even join the party. Later when asked to clarify his statement he laughed it off by saying that it wasn't an intentional statement but just a unplanned remark during the interview.

Pointing out at Kamal Haasan along with Rajinikanth, Pandiarajan also said that these two actors-turned-politicians were never a threat to AIADMK as they both lacked grassroot level organisation in their parties.
Rajinikanth with Kamal Haasan
Rajinikanth can join AIADMK as he has been hailing on various decisions of the government on several issues.
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Minister for Cooperatives Sellur Raju on Pandiarajan's interview said that the party is willing to accept the ones who will agree on the principles of the party. “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 added.

Sellur Raju said that anyone who joins the party should enrol willingly as a worker with a desire of working hard and not just becoming the leader. Any one who works hard be it Kamal Haasan or Rajinikanth will be rewarded accordingly.



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