Superstar Rajinikanth said he has "never imagined myself as Chief Minister" and that he "only want change". His statements come ahead of the Tamil Nadu assembly election next year and almost after two years since he first announced the timeline for his party's launch. "I had the opportunity in 1996 but did not take it up. If I do it now, I would be called a fool," Rajinikanth, 69, said, revealing the much-anticipated 'trailer' of his political party. Referring to the 2021 polls, he said he would be 71 by then and that it would not be possible that the opportunity for change would come later, when he was much older, referring to the subsequent elections. "I have never imagined myself as Chief Minister. I cannot think of myself in the assembly, it is just not possible. I will be the party chief.
I know that for many of my supporters and well-wishers, this is not acceptable. But I cannot have it any other way. What is the meaning of my spiritual politics, if I come to politics to be Chief Minister," Rajinikanth said.