CHENNAI: After announcing his contest in the Pudukottai bypoll on June 12 and then being directed by superstar Rajinikanth to withdraw his nomination, Rajini Fans Club Pudukottai district secretary K Sridhar has pulled out of the fray and offered support to the AIADMK candidate.
Rajinikanth had sent word to his fans not to use the flag or the name of the club in any election, but members of the fan club in Pudukottai on Monday pledged their support to the ruling party.We decided to withdraw from the election since we wish to respect Rajini’s sentiments,” Sridhar said. “We decided to support the AIADMK because chief minister Jayalalithaa has been very supportive in dealing with problems in the state. When the PMK threatened Rajini fans during the release of ‘Baba’, Jayalalithaa supported us by giving police protection to theatres. We are thanking her by giving her party our support.”