Rajinikanth speaking to media persons in Chennai on Friday. Photo/ANI
Rajinikanth speaking to media persons in Chennai on Friday. Photo/ANI

Rajinikanth 'ready' to contest TN Assembly polls if AIADMK loses

ANI | Updated: Apr 19, 2019 15:49 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Apr 19 (ANI): Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Friday said that he will contest Tamil Nadu Assembly elections if the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK">AIADMK) government falls.
When asked by a mediaperson if he would contest the elections in case the DMK">AIADMK fails to get a majority, the actor-turned-politician said, “Whenever it is announced, I will be ready. I will decide after May 23rd only." 
Both the Lok Sabha elections and assembly by-polls were held in Tamil Nadu on April 18. By-polls were held for the 18 out of 22 Assembly seats that were vacant. 
The other three seats--Sulur, Aravakurichi AC, Thiruparankundram, and Ottapidaram -will go into polls on May 19 and counting of votes will take place on May 23.
In the 235-member Assembly, the DMK">AIADMK has 115 members followed by the DMK with 88 and the Congress eight, besides others. (ANI)

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