After several rumours doing the rounds that South Indian actor Rajinikanth is leaning towards the BJP in the by poll elections in RK Nagar, the actor today tweeted that he does not support any party.
Two days after South Indian star Rajinikanth was seen posing with BJP nominee for RK Nagar and a close aide Gangai Amaran, the actor took to Twitter today to clarify that he does not support anyone in the coming bypoll.
Sources say Rajinikanth was under immense pressure from other political parties to clarify his stand. His one statement a few years ago led to the downfall of the Jayalalithaa government.
At that time, he had casually said that only god could save the state of Tamil Nadu. That was interpreted as an indictment of Jayalalithaa and her party was routed.
From then, Rajinikanth has never displayed support openly to any party. However, the picture with Gangai Amaran, which was doing the rounds on social media, led to allegations that the actor was tacitly supporting the BJP.
“My support is for no one in the coming elections,” Rajinikanth tweeted.
In reality, Tamil music composer Gangai has worked with Superstar Rajinikanth since 1980s and has been a close friend of the actor. Gangai’s son, in a post claimed, Rajinikanth had met his father to wish him luck in politics.
The two share a good rapport. The image was posted by Gangai’s son Venkat on social media showing support to his father for the RK Nagar by polls.
Chennai’s RK Nagar seat fell vacant after the death of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
The AIADMK factions are preparing for the by-elections to the R.K. Nagar assembly constituency in Chennai on April 12.
On Wednesday, the Election Commission froze the AIADMK party symbol of ‘two leaves’. While the Sasikala faction got the hat as symbol, the OPS group got lamp post.
The fight between the two factions is getting tougher and bitter as the byelections will decide which faction has the upper hand in Tamil Nadu.