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‘Only I know pain’: Rajinikanth apologizes for not launching political party


Actor Rajinikanth announced Tuesday that he will not launch his political party, for which the announcement was scheduled for December 31. In a three-page statement he posted on Twitter, the actor apologized for not launching the match.

“Only I know the pain of announcing this decision,” he said, adding that it will serve the people without getting into electoral politics. The 70-year-old actor was expected to present his political party in January 2021, before the next assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.

Earlier this week, he was admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad with “severe hypertension and exhaustion.” He was discharged on December 27 after his blood pressure stabilized and doctors recommended a week off.

He was told to be on full bed rest with regular blood pressure monitoring “in view of his post-transplant condition, labile hypertension and age,” Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad said in a statement. You have also been advised to avoid any activities that increase your risk of contracting Covid-19, the hospital added.

Doctors had advised the actor not to lead a hectic lifestyle since undergoing a kidney transplant in 2016, but earlier this month, he said that although there were health problems, he was willing to sacrifice his life for the people from Tamil Nadu and made two appointments for his party.

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