Rajinikanth declared he is ready to face Assembly Polls in Tamil Nadu whenever it might be held. 'I am ready to contest whenever it is announced. Will decide after May 23rd,' he told on Friday.
Total strength of Tamil Nadu Assembly is 234. As of now there are 22 Vacancies in the State Assembly. By-elections happened in 18 Assembly Constituencies on April 18th this year.
Right now, Ruling AIADMK have 114 MLAs if Speaker isn't taken into account. A strength of 116 MLAs is required for completion of the full term. 3 AIADMK MLAs disassociated themselves from the party recently. If AIADMK fails to win any of the 18 MLA Seats in the by-polls, There will be every possibility of a collapse and mid-term elections.
Rajinikanth sees an opportunity here. That is why Superstar conveyed he will take a final call on May 23rd, when the results will be announced. If AIADMK survives, Thalaivar will have to wait till 2021 to contest elections.