Mr.Rajinikanth is a force to reckon by any person or party in politics. By his formal announcement, he has sent shivers down many veterans in the political arena. Already, a DMK leader has issued that it would not affect their party. Another AIADMK leader has been neutral.Comments of BJP parties and Karnataka Congress leaders have been positive.
Two of his biggest challengers (the late Ms. Jayalalitha and DMK supremo Karunanidhi) have given way to the new leaders in their own parties. So, he stands a good chance with his mass appeal and huge fan base. But it is not going to be a cakewalk. Announcing entry and actually running a party are two entirely different things.
What Rajinikanth needs is the political machinery from the grassroots to the party spokesman who run the campaign like a well-oiled machine under the overall supervision of a veteran election planner who consistently delivers, the likes of Mr. Amit Shah.
He needs to accept his limitations, form productive alliances and later on break off, it doesn't help him and the people of TamilNadu. Yes, certainly the good days are ahead as the competition is going to be intense and the only beneficiaries could be the masses.