“With the help of technology and the support of youngsters, resourceful people and intellectuals, I too can provide MGR kind of a rule,” Actor Rajinikanth said while addressing the gathering after unveiling the statue of the late leader, former CM and founder of AIADMK MGR at the ACS Medical College and Hospital premises of the Dr. MGR Education and Research Institute.
Actor Rajinikanth said that he took the political plunge only to fill the leadership vacuum in the Dravidian heartland and proclaimed to revive MGR’s rule in Tamil Nadu. “Some say, not everyone can become like MGR. There can never be anyone like MGR in the next 100 or even 1,000 years. MGR is a ‘yuga purushan’. If someone says he wants to become like MGR, then he is a fool. MGR’s rule took care of the poor, the downtrodden and the middle class. I have faith that I too can provide that rule,” he said.
Further more, he said “People ask if I am coming to politics now because there is a vacuum. Yes, there is a vacuum. There is a vacuum for good leaders and leadership. There were two great leaders – Jayalalithaa, now late and M. Karunanidhi (who is inactive on account of his old age). Tamil Nadu needs a leader, a leadership. I am coming to fill that vacuum,”
He also added, “I have already clearly said that I will adopt truthful, straightforward, transparent politics, which is devoid of caste and religion. If I have to clarify further, spiritual politics is clean politics.