Chennai, 13 April-2014(IANS): BJP poster boy looks to cinema icon for Lok Sabha polls as he meets Superstar Rajinikanth in Chennai today.Speculations are rife about the BJP star campaigner Narendra Modi is seeking cinema icon Rajnikanth’s support for the Lok Sabha polls, with the former was due to meet the Tamil superstar at his Chennai residence on Sunday.
Narendra Modi meets Rajinikanth at his Chennai residence. AP
Narendra Modi addresses supporters during a rally at Balasore in Odisha on Friday, April 11, 2014. APBJP leaders had in the past hoped that the party gets some support from the cine star, who has a wide appeal not just in Tamil Nadu but in other states as well. The BJP, which has been a marginal player in Tamil Nadu politics, has aligned with several regional parties and is hoping to put up a good show this time.
The party has, however, termed it to be a “personal meeting” between the duo. PTI quoted BJP sources as saying the party’s prime ministerial nominee would be in Chennai to address a public meeting but before that he would go to super star’s residence at around 5 PM for a “personal meeting”.
“Narendra Modi is visiting cine super star Rajinikanth at his residence in Chennai tomorrow evening,” BJP’s General Secretary-in-charge of Tamil Nadu, P Muralidhar Rao, tweeted.
Asked whether the meeting could have any implication for Lok Sabha elections, the source said “it is a personal meeting” but hastened to add that “Narendra Modi and elections cannot be separated.” [Input source:TOI]