Rajinikanth dissolves his political outfit

Rajinikanth dissolves his political outfit

Chennai: Superstar Rajanikanth on Monday dissolved his political outfit Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) and stated that he has will join any political party in the future. 

After discussing with office bearers of RMM here on Monday, the veteran actor has decided to disband the political outfit and told party functionaries that he would not come to politics. 

“I have no intention of involving myself in politics in the future. What we expected didn't happen due to the prevailing situation. I don't have any plans to enter politics in the future,”, he said after discussing with party workers. 

 “Henceforth, RMM and its functionaries would work under the Rajinikanth Fans Forum (Rajinikanth Rasigar Narpani Mandram), aiming to carry out social activities and work towards the welfare of people,” he said. 

The fans forum, an apolitical welfare body, was converted into RMM and this new outfit was launched in 2018. Office-bearers were appointed in both districts and at the state-level while separate wings were also formed to support the launch of a political party.

The superstar said that RMM would work under his fans' forum to carry social activities to the needy and poor. 

The actor, who returned from the USA days ago after a health check-up, told reporters: "Should the Makkal Mandram be continued and if so, what will be its functions, and these are questions among the functionaries and fans. 

On December 3, 2020, the actor had said that he would launch his party in January 2021 ahead of the Assembly elections. However, during the last week of December last year, he did a u-turn and announced that he would not join politics. Since then, several functionaries had joined political parties, including the DMK and AIDMK.