Rajinikanth took to Twitter to congratulate PM Modi as the party heads towards a massive victory in the Lok Sabha election
Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth has congratulated PM Modi as the party is set to complete a landslide victory this Lok Sabha election.
Rajinikanth took to twitter to wish PM Modi and stated, "Respected dear @narendramodi ji hearty congratulations... You made it!!! God bless."
BJP leads in over 300 seats and seems like the party will fare better than the 282 seats achieved in the previous Lok Sabha election.
Rajinikanth is politically inclined but is yet to make his entry into politics. He is buying time and has said that he wants to enter politics when the time is right.
Rajinikanth has been a BJP sympathiser for over a decade now. His liking towards the BJP became openly known in 2004, when he said that he will vote for the BJP. However, he had made it clear that he will not support any party during the Lok Sabha election.
Rajinikanth had announced that he will enter politics on December 31, 2017 but this never came to pass. However, the actor has said that he is interested in contesting the 2021 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. He desires that his party contests in all 234 constituencies and is preparing for the same and will look to vie for the chief minister's position.
Rajinikanth also said that he will resign if his party does not fulfil all the promises in three years of rule.
Considering the influence Rajinikanth holds in the political sphere, critics like Cho Ramaswamy remembers Rajinikanth's influence in 1996, when he had supported DMK and TMC alliance that resulted in their massive victory. “He can win in politics due to his popularity and fan base alone,” Ramaswamy had said.
Perhaps Rajinikanth is moved by PM Modi’s works and is looking at the benefits of siding with the BJP. With Kamal Haasan landing into controversies, an association with Rajinikanth for the BJP too might prove to be advantageous in Tamil Nadu in the long run.
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Last Updated May 23, 2019, 3:05 PM IST