I have no political Ambitions: Actor Ajith Denies Joining BJP

The statement came after reports about some Ajit fans joining the BJP in presence of Tamilisai Sounderrajan surfaced on Sunday
Ajith Kumar BJP

Actor Ajith has denied reports of him joining politics saying that he has no direct or hidden political ambitions.

“I would like to tell people at this point of time is that I don’t have direct or hidden political ambitions. The heights of my political involvement is standing in line and casting my vote. I have never told my fans to associate or vote for any political party. And I will not do it either. I came to the cinema in the right way, I didn’t come to do politics or to clash with others. I emphasise the same to my fans.” said Ajith in a press release.

The statement came after reports about some Ajit fans joining the BJP in presence of Tamilisai Sounderrajan surfaced on Sunday. The BJP State President had said that Ajith is the most honest actor in the industry and has been doing a lot of good work for the people. This led to speculation that the BJP was trying to woo yet another actor into politics.

” I have my personal views on politics. But, they are my own. Likewise, I do not entertain other people forcing their political opinions on me. I expect the same from my fans as well. Let your political opinion be yours. I will not entertain my name or my image being projected in any political event. ” says Ajith Kumar.

He concludes his statement with an appeal to his fans, “My sincere request to my fans is for students to concentrate on their studies, for working people to fulfill their responsibilities, to respect law and order, to focus on health, to live in harmony and to show respect to humankind unconditionally. This would be the biggest respect and appreciation my fans can show me. Live and let live.”


In 2010, Ajith who has maintained a distance from politics, had caused a stir when he complained to the then Chief Minister, the late M Karunanidhi, at a event that actors were being forced to take a stand on sensitive political issues, referring to the Cauvery water sharing dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and on the plight of the Sri Lankan Tamils.