In a video address that opens with the words “Honesty, Hard Work and Progress”, Rajinikanth makes the announcement. After thanking all those who welcomed his entry into politics, he says, “In order to bring about good governance in Tamil Nadu, I have started a rajinimandram.org page for registered fan clubs, unregistered fan clubs and the people of Tamil Nadu. There you can register your name and voter ID number and become a member. Let’s bring about a good change in governance in Tamil Nadu. Long live the people of Tamil Nadu. Growth to Tamil Nadu.”
Rajinikanth is seated on a sofa, while the now-famous ‘Baba’ hand symbol is framed behind him.
While the website is called Rajini Mandram, it is uncertain if this would be the name of his party.
Shortly thereafter, in a press release signed by him, the All India Rajinikanth Fans Association also announced the launch of an Android app for registering the same details. The statement too had the Baba movie symbol.
It is estimated that there are around 50,000 unregistered fan clubs for Rajinikanth, large and small, function throughout the state. His official fan association had stopped registering members way back in 1996-1997.
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