Chennai, December 3: Actor Rajinikanth took to Twitter to announce that a political party will be launched in January 2021. He further mentioned that an announcement regarding the same would be made on December 31.

Rajinikanth said, "I never go back on the promises I make. Political change is necessary. It is the need of the hour. If it is not done now, it will be never done. For this, I urge people to stand by me. Together we will bring change."

This announcement was made a day after he met senior office bearers of his forum, the Rajini Makkal Mandram. Later on Wednesday, he said he "will announce my decision soon" on his plans for electoral politics. Rajinikanth to Enter Politics? Actor to Meet RMM Functionaries on November 30, Likely to Decide on Political Entry.

New Political Party Will Be Launched in January 2020, tweets  Rajinikanth

Last month, the actor had hinted that his entry to electoral politics may be delayed. A letter attributed to him cited doctors' concern over campaigning during the pandemic and the potential impact on Rajinikanth's health.

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