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Rajni keeps people guessing on political leanings

Written by: Staff
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Chennai, Apr 14 (UNI) Who will Tamil Superstar Rajnikanth support in the May eight Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu? The ruling AIADMK led by J Jayalalithaa, the DMK headed by M Karunanidhi or neither? It is a million dollar question that can be answered only by him.

He supported the DMK in the 1996 polls and voted for the AIADMK in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections.

But this time, the actor has chosen to keep his cards close to his chest. He refused to 'steer' either way when he came to inaugurate a new Maruti car showroom in upmarket Annanagar area in the city today.

''It's election time now and I will not say anything,'' was his cryptic remark.

He chose to avoid any election references in his brief address, but said 'I will keep up my promise. If I give any promise, I will not go back on it'.

'Seven months back, when I was invited for the inauguration of the showroom, I said whenever you invite me I will come. And I had kept up the promise today. Moreover, my best friend Mohan Babu wanted me to participate in this function and I came for it', he said.

When the media threw political questions after the function, Rajnikanth smiled them away and got into his waiting car.

It may be recalled that Rajnikanth's Fan Clubs Association President Sathyanarayana had issued a statement recently that the fans were free to vote for any party, but asked them to refrain from using the actor's name.

There were also reports that the Fans clubs had pledged support to the ruling AIADMK.

But Rajni's stand is still a mystery.

UNI GV MA HT1808

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