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The speculation is that Rajinikanth has made a decision to enter politics, apparently driven by the political vacuum following the demise of former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa.

Since Rajinikanth's roots are from Karnataka and not from Tamil Nadu, the protestors did not want an actor from a neighbouring state to become a state leader. I don't think he will join any national or regional party.

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"Rajinikanth does not fit into the current political situation in Tamil Nadu. Rajinikanth should have opposed this, but I'm sure he will run away", said Swamy.

However, the state BJP leadership is silent about this development and says, 'the two groups in AIADMK are now supporting BJP and we hope to see them (Palanisamy & Pannerselvam) work together.' At the same time, BJP see no damage to their alliance with AIADMK.

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Recently, there were speculations of him joining the political world after his speech to fans calling for changing "the system" and preparing for a "war" set off a fierce political debate. Political parties have expressed different views over the global superstar's entry into politics.

"Thamizhachi Thamizarukey, Kannadiga nadigar Rajinikanth oziga", chanted protesters (A Tamil should rule Tamils, Kannadiga actor Rajinikanth down down). "Tamil Nadu is only for Tamils", yelled Veeralakshmi while she held a flag near the burning effigy. I grew up with you.

Chennai: Kollywood Stylemannan Rajinikanth's political entry has been hit by a massive controversy even before it could take off. The BJP has said it would welcome the 66-year-old actor and that he enjoyed a personal rapport with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For 23 years I was in Karnataka and 44 in Tamil Nadu.

The Tamil group raised slogans and burnt an effigy of the actor on the Cathedral Road near Poes Garden.