After Rajinikanth left people a bit confused about whether he will join politics or not, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to welcome the Tamil superstar with “open arms”. And even though there is no confirmation from the veteran actor, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said he is looking forward to it, if it happens, and he added that the saffron party has “an appropriate position for him”, reported News18. However, the Union Transport Minister did not open up about the exact role of Rajinikanth in BJP. Asked about it, Gadkari said he is neither an authority nor a decision maker and it is only the party president and party parliamentary board that will take a decision in the matter.
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Last week brought a surprise for Rajinikanth’s fans when addressing an event in Chennai, he said, “Some of my fans urged me to join politics and it’s not bad to enter politics, but making money out of this is bad.” He added further, “If in case I decide to join politics, then those making money will not be entertained.” Soon after this, a buzz was created around the political career of Rajinikanth and what form it may acquire. Asked about it, Gadkari said he has very good relations with Rajinikanth and in his private conversation with the actor, the political leader has told him it was time for him to join politics, added the News18 report.
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Meanwhile, the reports of Rajinikanth joining politics has triggered tension in some quarters. The Tamilar Munnetra Padai (TMP) activists are out on streets in protest against him. The outfit is saying a ‘Kannadiga’ should not rule Tamil Nadu.” The protest comes even after Rajinikanth had said that he “may have come here (Tamil Nadu) as a Kannadiga or Marathi from Karnataka but you gave me love, support, name, fame and prosperity and you have made me a Tamil.”
In his reaction, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy told news agency ANI that “it is better he sticks to the cinema, since he can deliver dialogues well and entertain people.”