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Ready to face polls even in six months: Rajinikanth

Since the Superstar Rajinikanth and Ulaganayagan announced their political ambitions, rumours have been rife with both forming an alliance Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 18, 2018, 06.09 AM (IST)

Superstar Rajinikanth who recently entered politics said that he is ready to face the election if it happened in the next six months.  The actor also welcomed and wished success to Kamal Haasan on his plans to launch a political party on February 21.

"We will be ready," Rajinikanth told reporters outside his residence when asked about whether he and his yet-to-be-launched party will be ready to face elections if they were held in the next few months. 

When asked about Haasan’s latest move, the superstar said, “I didn’t expect the announcement”.

Rajinikanth also said only time would give an answer on whether the two of them would ally in their political journeys.

“Let us see as and when we go forward (in politics). Only time will tell,” Rajinikanth said.

Kamal Haasan on Tuesday night revealed his plans to undertake a state-wide tour from February 21, to understand people's problems and issues affecting them, starting it from his birthplace Ramanathapuram in south Tamil Nadu. In the first phase of the tour, he will also cover and interact with people in Madurai, Dindigul and Sivaganga districts.

"At the commencement of the journey, I intend to announce the name of my political party along with the guiding principles we intend to live by," Kamal Haasan had said in the statement. "Finally, let's question mediocrity and raise the bar on governance and welfare for the people of Tamil Nadu. This journey is intended towards that goal," he added.

"Rajinikanth is for spiritual politics. Mine will be rationalist politics," actor Kamal Haasan told reporters late on Wednesday evening, after participating in a film function in Chennai.