After Announcing Political Entry, Rajinikanth Reveals New Party Logo

| January 2 , 2018 , 13:11 IST

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth announced his foray into the political arena on December 31st amidst much fanfare, after 6-days of meetings with fans. Although 'Thalaiva' did not reveal the name of his party, he did say he would contest all the 234 seats in the next Tamil Nadu assembly elections in 2021.

On the occasion of the New Year, Rajinikanth revealed the logo of his upcoming political party, as well as the to-be-launched party's official website. In the twitter video, the 67-year-old star asked in Tamil for his followers and fans to register themselves on his new website.

"I have launched this website to coordinate fan club members and concerned citizens who want a good political transformation under one umbrella," Rajinikanth said.

The logo has been revealed to be a depiction of a 'yogic mudra' a raised forefinger and little finger, with the tips of the middle finger and ring finger touching the thumb.

According to Rajinikanth's supporters, his entry into the political field would considerably change the dynamics of politics in Tamil Nadu which for years has had mainly two major parties, the AIADMK and DMK. The turmoil in the state after the death of Jayalalithaa was cited as one of the reasons for Rajinikanth's entry into politics.

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"I have thousands of fans associations. This is more than what most political parties can boast of. I will bring all of them together. People from all walks of life, from villages to cities need to come together. This is my first task to you. Bring everyone together. Apart from this, we need to maintain discipline. Do not find faults with others, don't blame or bad mouth others," said Rajinikanth when he announced his entry into politics.

Tamil Nadu has had a history of film stars becoming successful politicians, with former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa also joining politics from the film industry.