December 12, 2018
Chennai : Congress victories in the Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan already has its ramifications in Tamil Nadu with its ally, the DMK beginning to flex its muscles even as superstar Rajinikanth too expressing dismay over the “setback to the BJP”.
Incidentally, Rajinikanth is perceived to be closed to the BJP and hence his remarks gain significance. It was widely expected of him to enter politics formally, but sources in the know of developments, indicated that these results could make him think the issue more thoroughly.
Largely, it is now being expected that Rajinikanth may not enter politics before the 2019 general elections but may help the BJP by sending out a message to his fans and well-wishers.
On the other hand, Kamal Haasan is more direct and already into politics and describes the Hindi heartland assembly elections outcome as a new beginning. It is being speculated if he would like to join the Mahagathbhandan being attempted by the Congress and has begun making his moves.
Kamal Haasan has already met senior Congress leaders and has made his preference for a non-saffron outfit as he was more inclined towards them ideologically.
It however remains to be seen if the DMK, the oldest ally of the Congress, would loath to allow any more entrants into the alliance it already leads which has smaller parties in its fold.