Powerful journalism on tap - Download The Kashmir Monitor app.

Rajinikanth quits politics after high blood pressure and ‘warning from God’

Twitter: @Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth has announced that he will not be starting his political party and that his recent health scare is a “warning from God”.

On Tuesday, Rajinikanth posted a tweet saying he doesn’t want to make the people who believe in him feel like a scapegoat, however, his recent health conditions have come as a warning.

 

Rajinikanth has said that he takes the recent development over his health condition as a warning from God and he will not go ahead with his plans to take the political plunge for the 2021 Tamil Nadu election.

Rajinikanth further said, “I see this as a warning given to me by the Lord. If I campaigned only through the media and social media after I started the party, I would not be able to create the political upheaval among people and win big in the elections. No one with political experience will deny this reality.”

The major announcement by Rajinikanth comes two days after his discharge from a hospital in Hyderabad where he was undergoing treatment after suffering from high blood pressure. Rajinikanth underwent treatment for three days before he returned to his Chennai residence.

Rajinikanth, who is 70 years old, has been advised complete bed rest for one week to help avoid stress in view of his post-kidney transplant status, labile hypertension and age.

Rajinikanth had announced his plans to launch his political party in January ahead of the Tamil Nadu assembly elections in 2021. However, days ahead of the launch, Rajinikanth has cancelled the plans.

In a long statement he shared on Twitter, Rajinikanth said that he doesn’t want to start something and let it go halfway through and that his health doesn’t permit him to enter politics at this juncture and hence says he wants to refrain from starting the party.

However, he added that he will continue to support the people of Tamil Nadu.