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Actor Rajinikanth to contest Tamil Nadu 2021 polls

The Tamil actor, Rajinikanth announced on Sunday that he is to enter state politics, contesting the next Tamil Nadu Assembly polls in 2021. 

Speaking at an event in Chennai, Mr Rajinikanth said he was yet to make a decision about the 2019 parliamentary elections. 

He denied he was contesting elections for power or money, stating, "If I was hungry for power, I would have entered politics in 1996”. 

He said he would instead practice "spiritual politics".