According to sources superstar Rajinikanth’s fans and supporters are thrilled to hear the news that the response came after his fans on social media pledged that their 'next vote' would be only for him. Meanwhile the hash tag in Tamil that reads 'next vote only for Rajini' is trending on Twitter, but, the actor merely repeated these words many times before. A reporter asked would he be still ready if the elections happen just now since there is talk that snaps polls might be forced on the state if the ruling AIADMK fare badly in the by-elections for the 18 Assembly seats held on April 18 and for the four seats scheduled on May 19.
Rajini replied "Whenever the Assembly elections are held, we are prepared". Reportedly critics pointed out how Rajinikanth made similar statements whenever his new movie is getting ready for release. Apparently the actor made it clear that his target was only the state Assembly elections and he would not contest the Lok Sabha elections or the Assembly by-elections.
Moreover he also clarified that he did not support any party in the April 18 elections and no one should use his pictures or the flag of Rajini Makkal Mandram. Apparently to another question asked by the reporter on the launch of his political party, Rajinikanth replied, "Let's see. We will decide about it after May 23, post the results of the present elections.