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Rajinikanth seeks Karunanidhi's blessings for political venture


Speaking to reporters after meeting Karunanidhi, the actor said he had informed the DMK patriarch about his starting a political party and got his blessings.

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Tamil movie actor Rajinikanth, who recently announced his political plunge, on Wednesday, 3 January, met DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) president M Karunanidhi to seek his blessings.

Speaking to reporters after meeting Karunanidhi, he said he had informed the DMK patriarch about his starting a political party and got his blessings. "I wished him a happy new year and enquired about his health," Rajini told reporters.

On 31 December 2017, Rajinikanth had announced his plans to float a political party and follow spiritual politics.

Speaking to reporters, DMK leader MK Stalin termed the meeting between his father and the actor as nothing surprising.

Stalin said Rajinikanth had requested a meeting with Karunanidhi and as per the tradition of this land, his request was acceded to.

He added that Rajinikanth also met Dayalu Ammal, Karunanidhi's wife.

According to Stalin, even DMDK (Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam) leader A Vijayakant had sought Karunanidhi's blessings when he floated his party. "There is nothing to be surprised about this meeting. This isn't the first time that Rajini is calling on Karunanidhi," Stalin said.

He said support for Rajinikanth's party would be decided at the time of elections.

The DMK leader, citing the view that Rajinikanth has been asked to float a political party to wipe out the Dravidian parties, asserted that the Dravidian culture cannot be wiped out of this land.