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But after the demise of Jayalalithaa and with Karunanidhi in poor health, there is a leadership vacuum in the state which he can fill, Rajnikanth said.
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Unveiling a statue of MGR at the Dr MGR Educational Research Institute here, Rajinikanth said he understands politics and can provide the kind of rule that MGR gave.
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Rajinikanth, who is yet to formally launch his political party, said he knows that the path of politics is not decked with flowers but filled with thorns.
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He said he has learnt politics from DMK leader M. Karunanidhi and Congress leader late G.K. Moopanar.
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According to him, both Karunanidhi and late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa were great leaders.