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BJP’s Narendra Modi meets Tamil superstar Rajinikanth

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi met with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth at his residence in Chennai.

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi met with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth at his residence in Chennai setting off speculations, but the actor termed it as a courtesy call and said no political significance should be attached to it. (PTI)

Rajinikanth said he was a “well-wisher” of Narendra Modi and wished him “all the best” while Modi described the superstar as a “good friend”. “This is not a political meeting. When Modiji visited me when I was hospitalised, I had invited him to have a cup of tea with me whenever he came to Chennai. So he has come now,” Rajinikanth told reporters outside his Poes Garden residence. (PTI)

Rajinikanth, who was dressed in starched white shirt and dhoti, said, “I am happy he is here.”

Narendra Modi’s meeting with Rajinikanth ahead of April 24 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu where BJP has stitched an alliance of six parties fuelled speculation that the saffron party leader was likely to seek the superstar’s support. (PTI)

Shaking hands and then hugging each other in front of the huge gathering of his fans, who had thronged his residence to get a glimpse of their superstar, Rajinikanth said, “He is my well-wisher and I’m his well-wisher.”

Rajinikanth, who enjoys a cult status, has been maintaining a safe distance from political parties, despite being lured by political outfits. (Reuters)

Rajinikanth has been maintaining steadfastly his apolitical stand. However, the actor, who has a vast fan following, wished Modi, “All the best!”

Quickly responding, Narendra Modi, dressed in a saffron shirt and dhoti, said, “I wished him on the eve of Tamil New Year. He is a good friend.” (PTI)