Chennai, Sept 26: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is expected to visit Tamil Nadu on Thursday, Sept 26. The Gujarat CM is scheduled to attend a huge BJP youth conference in Trichy. While the South Indian state is waiting for the much-expected visit of the popular leader, the party reportedly is waiting for the arrival of Rajinikanth.
BJP reportedly sent Rajinikath an invitation to participate in the mega rally organised for Modi in Trichy. The South Indian superstar is expected to meet the BJP leader. However, the actor and his close associates did not divulge any information regarding his plan to meet Modi.
BJP hoisted posters featuring Modi and Rajinikanth in Trichy. Media reports speculated that the party has been trying to woo the superstar to gain more votes during upcoming Lok Sabha election which is expected to be held in 2014.
BJP, which could not form government alone in any South Indian states, except Karnataka, has been trying to woo the voters in the region. Hence, it was reported that Modi might meet Rajinikanth and the popularity of the superstar might help BJP to win election.
Earlier it was reported that Rajinikanth may join politics soon. BJP President in Tamil Nadu -- Pon Radhakrishnan appealed to Rajnikanth to support the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha election which is expected to be held in 2014.
Radhakrishnan, while speaking to media persons, said, "He is the most responsible and respected person in the state and he has concerns for the nation in general and the state in particular."
The state party president also added, "I issue an open appeal to the actor to take a good decision and voice in favour of the party." However, Rajinikanth himself has not confirmed the news on joining politics.
Rajini associated with political parties
Rajinikanth had earlier openly supported a few political parties. He had also expressed his wish to take a plunge into politics.
Rajini refuses to comment
But in the recent years, Rajinikanth had stayed away from politics. Whenever media quizzed about him entering politics, he had refused to comment and had pointed his finger to sky saying that it is not in his hands, but God has to decide it.
What his close friend says?
Well, his close friends has something else to say. Rajini's close friend Raj Bahadur from Bangalore, had earlier told Oneindia, "Rajinikanth will never enter politics. Please write it down today. People love him as an actor."
Rajini is an 'Ajatashatru'
He continues, "He is an 'Ajatashatru' (Meaning: One who has no enemies). But the moment you enter politics, one will automatically have rivals, who will try to pull you down."
Time will answer
Will Rajinikanth enter politics? Does Modi effect make the superstar to finally take a plunge into politics? Time will answer.