Earlier in the day, Rajinikanth told the District Secretaries of 'Rajini Makkal Mandram' that he would announce the decision on his active political plunge soon through the media.
The meeting lasted for about two hours. After the meeting he waved at the crowd assembled outside his Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam sans mask.
Enthusiastic fans who had waited outside to catch a glimpse burst into excitement. Many gathered around and lit firecrackers.
On December 31, 2017, Rajinikanth had announced his decision to float a political party to practice 'spiritual politics' and contest all 234 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu in 2021.
But the actor has been hesitant to formally take a political plunge by starting his own party citing his health condition in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the state assembly polls less than six months away, the actor had convened his district secretaries to take a decision on the political party launch.