Chennai, April 14 – ‘Superstar’ Rajinikant on Sunday described BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as a “strong leader and able administrator” after the Gujarat Chief Minister called on him, but termed their meeting as courtesy call, in tune with his long maintained apolitical stand.
“Everyone knows that he (Modi) is a strong leader and able administrator. He is my well wisher and I am his well wisher.
I wish him all the best for his future. All the time God should be always with him. I pray God whenever he thinks, whatever he thinks should happen,” Rajinikant said in an obvious reference to Modi’s ambition to become Prime Minister.
Posing for the media outside his residence, thronged by a huge gathering of fans, the actor shook hands and hugged Modi and said, “I am happy he is here.”
Rajinikant, who keeps a good distance from politics, in a clear attempt to send a message to the people of the state and also his fans, speaking to the press with Modi at his side, said, “This is not a political meeting.”
In an attempt to put at rest speculation doing the rounds whether he would express support to the saffron party, Rajinikant, said, “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.”
Responding to his good wishes, Modi, dressed in a saffron shirt and dhoti, said, “I wished him on the eve of Tamil New Year. He is a good friend.”
– INDIA TODAY