Zee Media Bureau
Gandhinagar: Amidst speculation that he might join the BJP, Telugu superstar Nagarjuna met BJP`s PM candidate Narendra Modi here on Monday.
After the meeting, the actor said that Modi would become next prime minister of India. "I would like Modi to become the prime minister and expand the Gujarat model of development across the country," Nagarjuna, 54, said after an hour-long meeting with the Gujarat Chief Minister, PTI reported.
However, the actor was non-committal on whether he was joining the BJP.
Earlier this month, Pawan Kalyan brother of southern actor and union minister K Chiranjeevi, met the Gujarat Chief Minister. The Telugu actor has floated the Jana Sena party.
Backing Modi, Pawan Kalyan had said that the Gujarat CM was the right man for the job.
As per reports, Nagarjuna wants a BJP ticket for the upcoming Lok sabha polls for his wife Amala. She too was an actor. But Nagarjun did not throw any light on the matter after his meet with Modi.
"All stories in the media about our seeking election tickets is baseless. We have not sought and will not seek tickets," Nagarjuna, son of late Telugu thespian Akkineni Nageswara Rao asserted.
For the record, Nagarjuna said that he met Modi only to know more about Gujarat`s development.
"I was amazed to see Internet and also wi-fi even in a village. There is uninterrupted power supply across Gujarat, whereas the place where I live in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, has a three-hour power cut," he said.
"I was also amazed to see a river front in Gujarat, which I have seen only in China and some other countries. It will be nice if Narendra Modi becomes the PM and translates this development to other parts of the country as well," Nagarjuna said
The Lok Sabha polls are scheduled to be held in April and May and the results are to be announced on May 16.
Whereas the BJP has named Modi as their PM candidate, the Congress has refrained from doing so. However, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is leading the campaign for his party and is said to be taking all the major decisions.
With PTI inputs