Chennai: In a major announcement creating a flurry of excitement among his fans, superstar Rajinikanth said he would enter politics and his new party will contest in the next Assembly elections.

Addressing a large gathering of fans at the Ragavendra Kalyana Mandap in Chennai on Sunday, the actor said he will form a party and will contest in all 234 constituencies.

"I am joining politics for sure," the 67-year-old said amid thunderous applause from fans.

Quoting a shloka from the Bhagwad Gita which stresses on the importance of doing one's duty and leaving the rest to the Lord, he said, "This is the compulsion of time."

Criticising the present situation in Tamil Nadu’s political scenario, which he termed as shameful, Rajini said democracy is in bad shape now and all states are looking down on TN.

Rajinikanth said he is not for grabbing power or post and feels guilty at the present situation prevailing in Tamil Nadu. “I will feel guilty if I don’t take this decision now,” he asserted.

Politicians are robbing us in the name of democracy in our own land. We need to bring a change from the ground level, Rajini said.

The policies of the party will be taken to the people, he said and added that truthfulness, hard work and growth will be the slogan of his party.

"Do good, speak and only good will happen," will be the guiding slogan, he said.

The superstar is reaching out to his fans for the past 6 days and the actor meets around 1000 fans daily across 18 districts in Tamil Nadu. He had earlier met his fans in May and clicked pictures with them.