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Rajinikanth to pursue 'spiritual politics' through his party

Saying that honest and secular politics is "spiritual politics", the veteran actor reminded journalists that Tamil Nadu is the land of revolutions.


Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday, 2 January, said honest and secular politics is "spiritual politics" and reminded that Tamil Nadu, where he wants to bring about major changes, is the land of several revolutions.

At a meeting with journalists, the veteran actor said many revolutions began in Tamil Nadu, including Mahatma Gandhi's decision in Madurai in 1921 to wear only dhoti and a shawl.

After Rajinikanth announced he will float a new party and pursue "spiritual politics", many have commented that he was being fronted by the Bharatiya Janata Party and that "spiritual politics" was nothing but rebranded Hindutuva.

The actor declined to comment on the name of his proposed party, saying he himself does not know it yet. The Tamil film icon, who was once a bus conductor, said he also worked as a proof reader for two months in a monthly magazine.

Meanwhile, sidelined AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) leader TTV Dinakaran told reporters in Chennai that spirituality was an individual's choice and bringing that into politics would lead to wrong results.