He also added, “Using technology and good advisers and talented people I can deliver good governance. They ask why I didn’t enter when Jayalalithaa was ruling.Am I afraid? I don’t have to recollect what happened in 1996. Not everyone can be MGR. Yes, none can become MGR. When there were two strong leaders, Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi, there was no vacuum. People ask if I am coming to politics now because there is a vacuum. Yes, there is a vacuum. There is a vacuum for good leaders and leadership. There were two great leaders – Jayalalithaa and M. Karunanidhi (who is inactive on account of his old age). Tamil Nadu needs a leader, a leadership. I am coming to fill that vacuum,” he said.
Talking about critics he said, “I don’t expect a red carpet welcome. But why mock and discourage? Politics is strewn with thorns and snakes,” said Rajinikanth
He also went on to emphasize the importance of English and learning the language to progress. He said, “Speak English amongst yourself. You may be from a village but English is the language to make it in our Global Village, the world!” he said to thunderous applause!