Rajinikanth has come forward and given a clarification on the rumours pertaining to his support to BJP candidate Gangai Amaran in the RK Nagar by-election. The Tamil superstar has stated that he is not extending his support to any candidate in the forthcoming poll.
He tweeted, "My support is for no one in the coming elections." There were wide-spread rumours of Rajinikanth supporting Gangai Amaran that started doing the rounds after Amaran's son and director Venkat Prabhu posted on Twitter about his father getting blessings from the Enthiran star.
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"Today our thalaivar @superstarrajini met and wished my dad for his political victory in #RKNagarByElection #happyson #GangaiAmaran," he had posted. Gangai Amaran had met the superstar at his Poes Garden residence recently.
This is the first election for Gangai Amaran, who joined the BJP in 2014. The RK Nagar assembly seat has been vacant since the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa. The forthcoming by-poll is expected to be a tough competition among the contestants like Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar, TTV Dinakaran, the nephew of Sasikala Natarajan, E Madhusudhanan from O Panneerselvam's camp and N Maruthuganesh from the DMK.
Deepa Jayakumar, TTV Dinakaran and E Madhusudhanan are locking horns to inherit late Jayalalithaa's legacy.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission ordered on Wednesday, March 22, that neither TTV Dinakaran nor E Madhusudhanan, who staked claimed to the AIADMK symbol, can use the 'two leaves' symbol or party's abbreviated name, AIADMK.
The Election Commission could not evaluate the evidences submitted by both the factions. Now, the candidates need to choose new party names and symbols ahead of the elections on April 12.