The actor had on Friday reiterated his Tamil identity, calling himself a "Pachchai Tamizhan" observing that he had spent 22 years in Karnataka, but had spent 44 years in Tamil Nadu. I don't think he will join any national or regional party.
BJP state unit is abuzz with talk that the actor would prefer the saffron party because of his personal equation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and because he is ideologically aligned with the party.
The superstar didn't say that he would join politics immediately.
Rajinikanth's recent public comments are a sure sign that something is afoot.
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Tamil Nadu is already buzzing with rumours about Rajinikanth, who enjoys the status of a demigod, joining politics after he asked his fans to prepare for "war". After party's powerful president Amit Shah, Monday saw Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari reiterating the BJP's position on the Tamil film icon's entry into politics.
"Thamizhachi Thamizarukey, Kannadiga nadigar Rajinikanth oziga", chanted protesters (A Tamil should rule Tamils, Kannadiga actor Rajinikanth down down).
"Entry of stars has ruined what Kamaraj did for TN and abolished the foundation on which it was built". He was criticised over it as he was not a Tamil, but the actor insisted that he was very much a Tamil. But now, he recently played a cricket match in the USA but I skipped watching it because his time is over. Addressing his fans Rajinikanth had stated, "You all gave me love, respect and fame".
The fans also criticised Seeman, leader of another Tamil outfit which had opposed Rajinikanth, and attempted to burn his effigy. "I lived in Karnataka for 23 years and in Tamil Nadu for 43 years".
"Even God can't save Tamil Nadu" if AIADMK was elected again, he said.