It was a big shock for superstar when he heard that K Sridhar, the secretary of Pudukottai district of his fan club, was contesting in the Pudukottai by-election and was planning to use his and his fan club’s name. The actor immediately issued a statement that nobody would use his name or his fan club’s name for their political gains. Rajnikanth also requested Sridhar to withdraw his nomination if he was using his and his fan club’s name and flag.
In his statement the star said that he did not want to get linked to a particular political party or get involved on his own, starting a new party.
K Sridhar, a diehard fan of Rajnikanth, has been very active in club activities since 1983. When he announced his candidature to the by-election he said he had not informed the heads of the club and would do the same soon.