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Rajinikanth removes 'superstar' tag from his Twitter handle

Rajinikanth on March 5, 2018, had said that he was confident of giving a good administration in Tamil Nadu.

Rajinikanth removes 'superstar' tag from his Twitter handle
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Chennai: Rajinikanth on Thursday removed the 'superstar' tag from his Twitter handle. Now his handle is just - @rajinikanth.

However, his bio still says - 'The official handle of superstar Rajinikanth'.

Meanwhile, the Tamil actor on March 5, 2018, invoking the legacy of late AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran had said that he was confident of giving a good administration like the yesteryear matinee idol.

"Nobody can match MGR even in 1,000 years and that includes me," he had said referring to criticism, especially from the ruling AIADMK that not all can emulate the late CM's success in politics.

Ramachandran, popularly known as MGR, is often referred to as the benchmark of success in Tamil Nadu politics, especially for an actor, with many other cinema professionals trying to emulate him.

The 67-year old superstar, who has a large fan following, had said he would take recourse to technology besides assistance from experts and technocrats in delivering governance.

Rajinikanth had added that he would follow spiritual governance that would have no discrimination based on caste or creed.

In his over 30-minute speech, he had acknowledged he was "not MGR" and "If someone says he will be (like) MGR, he will only be crazy."

"But I am confident that I can give a rule like him, that will benefit the poor and the common man," he had said amidst loud cheers from the gathering at the ACS Medical College and Hospital after unveiling a statue of MGR.

In his first political remarks since December 31, 2017, when he had announced he will enter politics and contest all 234 Assembly seats whenever elections are held, Rajinikanth had also said there was a "vacuum for a good leader" in the state politics currently.

This was following the demise of late CM J Jayalalithaa and ill-health of 93-year old DMK president M Karunanidhi who has become inactive politically of late, he said.

"There is a vacuum for a good leader and a leadership... I am confident I will be able to give a good administration and spiritual governance," Rajinikanth had said.

(With PTI inputs)