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Rajinikanth’s fan clubs association now People’s Forum

The actor has also sought time to announce the name and flag of his party.
Chennai: Taking the next step towards formally launching a political party, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has converted his fan clubs association into “People’s Forum”. The web portal, launched by the actor, has changed its title from All India Rajinikanth Fans Association to Rajini Makkal Mandram without much fanfare.

Sources said Rajinikanth feels strengthening the Makkal Mandram by eliciting support from various quarters of society is necessary before launching the political party. They said since nearly 4 to 5 lakh people have already registered themselves on the portal and app, the actor is hopeful of more people supporting his call for a “political revolution” in Tamil Nadu.

Both the mobile app and web portal sported the name “Rajini Makkal Mandram” instead of All India Rajinikanth Fans Association, which existed till Friday.

Rajinikanth, while announcing his intention to launch a political party and contest all 234 constituencies in the next assembly elections, had made it clear that he will not make any political comment till his outfit takes shape. He had also asked his fans to follow suit.

“The views expressed by such individuals do not reflect our official position in such matters,” V. M. Sudhakar, administrator of All India Rajinikanth Fans Association said in a press release.  

The statement comes six days after Rajinikanth launched a web portal and a mobile application asking his fans and “those yearning for a change” to register themselves. The actor has also sought time to announce the name and flag of his party.