Rajinikanth Takes Dig at Centre: Says, ' Implementation of Demonetisation Was Wrong'
File image of actor-politician Rajinikanth | (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, November 12:  South Indian superstar Rajinikanth today took a dig at the central government over the demonetisation. While addressing the media, the 67-year-old superstar said that the implementation of demonetisation was wrong and there should be more discussion about it. Rajinikanth announced his entry into politics on December 31 last year. He will announce the official name and logo of his outfit on December 12 -- when the superstar will turn 68 years old. Rajinikanth's party will make its electoral debut in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Rajinikanth Supports 'One India, One Election' Proposal

The official launch of his party will come almost a year after fellow Tamil-actor Kamal Haasan launched his political party - Makkal Neethi Maiam - which will contest the upcoming assembly bypolls necessitated by the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs. Rajinikanth, meanwhile, has been accused by a section of political analysts and regional parties of acting as a proxy of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tamil Nadu. Rajinikanth Receives Threats From Fringe Groups After Remark on Tuticorin Protest Deaths, Security Stepped up at his Residence

Notably, his political entry was welcomed by BJP chief Amit Shah, saying that the public life requires individuals of dedication akin to the Thalaivar. Rajinikanth was earlier charged as a BJP stooge when he opposed the anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin, saying such agitations could push the state into anarchy.