Chennai: Away at the wedding of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal in Mumbai on Monday, Rajinikanth made no announcements on his birthday as anticipated by his fans and followers. His comment about the poll results being a setback for BJP might also mean he would not be committing soon to any alliance with BJP when he announces his political party.
Nevertheless, close on the heels of the opposition parties consolidating to form a grand alliance against the BJP-led government at the Centre, and the election results in five States that went against the BJP, has made the saffron party more worried and nurse a hope that the veteran actor would lend the party more ‘star’ power.
“Rajini has only expressed his view on the poll outcome. But he is unlikely to support the corrupt Congress or the DMK. He is likely to ally with the BJP,” a senior leader in the party said. He however added that there was still time for the BJP to forge ties, which invariably materialise at the time of election. “There might be more issues that would crop up turning advantageous to the BJP. The opposition claim of dislodging the BJP-led government will not happen,” he asserted.
The veteran actor who admired Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said in an interview to India Today magazine that Mr. Modi is trying his best to do good for the country. “He (Modi) seriously wants to do good for the nation, he is trying hard and he is trying his best” Rajinikanth said.
And as Rajini’s fans cut a giant cake celebrating his 69th birthday, Union Minister of State for Finance and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan and BJP state president Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan were quick to extend their birthday greetings to the superstar who acknowledged through his tweets....