Rajinikanth expressed his appreciation for having conducted the protest in a peaceful manner. He said “My heartfelt thanks to those who did not participate in the protest, in line with the leadership request. I have already elaborated on the reasons as to why I am not entering politics now. I have announced my decision. I humbly request you all to not conduct such events and force me to enter politics and cause me pain,” He also mentioned that the fact that several of his followers had participated in the protest against the leadership’s order pained him.
Thousands of supporters gathered outside Valluvar Kottam, chanting ‘VaThalaivavaVa’ and urging the superstar to announce his political entry. The Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) asking his supporters not to stage any kinds of demonstrations. In fact, several RMM office bearers from across the state were present at the venue.
Rajinikanth had on December 29 announced that he will not be joining politics, three years after he had announced that he will be making his political entry. The superstar was to officially announce the date of the launch of his official party on December 31, 2020, and was to announce the name of his political party in January 2021, months ahead of the Assembly Elections to be held in Tamil Nadu. However, on December 29, Rajinikanth announced that he will not be starting a political pointed out that his health is not good enough to go to the ground for election campaigning to ensure a victory in the assembly polls.