Chennai: Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Tuesday (April 9) said that he welcomes the BJP manifesto for promising to undertake the linking of India's rivers.

The superstar recollected that he had been a long-time advocate of river linking, since the time late Atal Bihari Vajpayee was Prime Minister.

 "I have been advocating the project of interlinking of rivers since the time Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. He had accepted my idea. The BJP in their 2019 manifesto has promised to undertake the project, it is a welcome step," Rajnikanth said.

"The BJP must implement it if voted to power. This will solve the problems of the country, and people will be happier if this is done," the Tamil superstar told reporters.

The BJP released its manifesto titled 'Sankalp Patra' on Monday (April 8) and promised a river-linking project. The actor, who will begin filming of his upcoming AR Murugadoss-directorial 'Darbar', also reiterated that he wouldn't be supporting any party in the upcoming general election.

The single-phase election in Tamil Nadu for 39 Lok Sabha seats will be held on April 18.