Would welcome Rajinikanth if Tamil superstar decides to join BJP: Amit Shah

Amid suspense over Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's future political move, BJP chief Amit Shah has said that his party's doors are open to all good persons who intend to join the saffron party.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: May 24, 2017, 13:11 PM IST
Would welcome Rajinikanth if Tamil superstar decides to join BJP: Amit Shah

New Delhi: Amid suspense over Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's future political move, BJP chief Amit Shah has said that his party's doors are open to all good persons who intend to join the saffron party.

“Every good person is welcome to join politics,” Shah was quoted as saying by a TV news channel.

However, the BJP chief added that only Rajinikanth could decide when to enter politics.

After Venkaiah Naidu, Amit Shah too dismissed reports that the Tamil superstar was going to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that many people meet the PM.

Shah also rubbished reports that he had spoken to Rajinikanth about joining BJP.

Shah’s comments came days after Rajinikanth in an interaction with fans said that he is a “Pachchai Thamizhan” and asked them to be prepared for “war”. 

Last week, the superstar said he would join politics if 'God wants me to'.

A number of BJP leaders have warmed up to the idea of Rajinikanth joining the party. 

Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan had welcomed the star to join the BJP, and the party’s Tamil Nadu chief Tamilisai Sounderajan had on Sunday said that BJP would be strengthened if Rajinikanth joined the party.

But Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday also said he was not aware of any possible meeting between actor Rajinikanth and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

”Rajinikanth is a great actor. Modi is a great leader. If he wants to meet the Prime Minister, there is no problem", Naidu told reporters in Bengaluru.