Former MP AC Shanmugam who invited the superstar to unveil an MGR statue in his college had affirmed that he would sail with the actor even though he would not join his party. Former MLA Saidai S Duraisamy is not active in the AIADMK now and it is being speculated that he would join Rajinikath’s new party. Some of the former ministers in the MGR cabinet like SR Radha and Nallusamy too are said to be considering return to active politics once the actor lauches his outfit.
The AIADMK’s anxiety was based on two factors. The experience of veteran AIADMK leaders will be useful for Rajinikanth to give shape to his party and build a vibrant organisation. Besides, they can build an image for Rajinikanth among the AIADMK voters. But currently, the party leaders are heaving a sigh of relief since none of the leaders have joined the actor yet.
— N Ravikumar, Chennai