Other Articles
தன்னம்பிக்கை நிறைந்த கோபக்காரர் ரஜினி: கபாலி பட புதிய அப்டேட்
Exclusive Kabali new stills
ஆறிலிருந்து அறுபது வரை படத்தின் நடிப்புக்காக ரஜினிக்கு முதல்வர் எம்.ஜி.ஆர் விருது கொடுத்தார்
பூரண நலமுடன் இருக்கிறார் தலைவர் ரஜினி!
Rajinikanth is very humble and down-to-earth: Amy Jackson
O. Pannerselvam used Rajinikanth name to win Periyakulam local chairman election
Superstar Rajinikanth took part as the chief guest in the inaugural of a new shop in Malaysia
‘மலரட்டும் மனிதநேயம்’…. இப்படி ஒரு கட்டுக்கோப்பான மாநாடு எங்கும் நடந்ததில்லை!
Superstar Rajinikanth to be honoured with Padma Vibhushan
பாட்ஷா வசனம் படத் தலைப்பானது… ரஜினியைச் சந்தித்து ஆசி பெற்ற ஜிவி பிரகாஷ்!
Akshay Kumar never dreamt of working with Rajinikanth!
Rajinikanth inspires Malaysia Taxi drivers to provide free service for pregnant women
'2.0' கதைக்களம்: எழுத்தாளர் ஜெயமோகன் சிறப்புத் தகவல்கள்
Sanitary workers stationed at Sri Ragavendra Mandabam request to meet Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth's Enthiran 2.0 to be Most Expensive Indian Film With Rs 350 Crore Budget
Enthiran 2.0 shooting started and Akshay Kumar to play the antagonist
Superstar Rajinikanth sheltered sanitary workers at Raghavendra Mandapam
VIP wished our Superstar Rajinikanth on his birthday via social media
உங்கள் கோபத்தை திசைதிருப்ப அனுமதிக்காதீர்கள்!
ஆர்ப்பாட்டம், வெற்று விளம்பரமின்றி ரஜினி செய்த வெள்ள நிவாரணப் பணி!

  Join Us


 Subscribe in a reader

Election Commission wants Rajinikanth to urge Tamil Nadu voters to vote
(Wednesday, 9th March 2016)

Superstar Rajinikanth may soon be seen urging the 5.79 crore strong electorate of Tamil Nadu to do their bit on the election day, as a part of the State Election Commission's campaign to rope in celebrities to get people to vote. The superstar, however, is yet to give his nod to the proposal. 

Sources said the 65-year-old star is currently resting at his farmhouse as he was busy filming for two projects. 

Multipronged approaches through different channels are being tried out to get Rajinikanth to agree. Sources said there have been no positive response yet, but the commission authorities are hopeful. 

"We will be glad if Rajinikanth agrees to our request as that would add immense popularity to our efforts," says Rajesh Lakhoni, chief electoral officer. Sources close to the actor confirmed that such a request has been received but no decision has been taken yet. 

Rajinikanth, however, is not the only one. The Election Commission is banking on a lot of stars to draw voters. Actor Surya, athlete couple Deepika Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik, and cricketer Ashwin Ravichandran have already spoken about the need to vote through small videos. More popular actors will also be approached. 

The strategy has been to target voters aged between 18 and 29. The Election Commission has chosen celebrities who are either into sports or cinema and who have a youth connect. They are looking at celebrities who have no politicial affiliations. The total expense of this project is Rs 12 lakh. 

"The average voting percentage of Chennai has been 67 per cent while that of whole of Tamil Nadu has been 78 per cent. So, Chennai is bringing the whole of Tamil Nadu down. That is why we are channelising our campaign through the media so as to reach out to the youth," said Lakhoni. 

"The idea to get filmstars is a proven, time-tested method to get the attention of the youth," said N Sathiya Moorthy , senior fellow and director of the Chennai Chapter of Observer Research Foundation, a public policy think-tank.

0 Comment(s)Views: 6117

Website maintained by rajinifans creative team

All Rights Reserved - www.rajinifans.com

Disclaimer Information