Actor Salman Khan, who attended a kite flying festival yesterday with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, said God would decide who is the best man to become the prime minister
Salman, who was in the city to promote his upcoming film , spent the afternoon with BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Modi at the festival.
Salman Khan is all smiles as he flies a kite with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during a kite flying festival in Ahmedabad. Pic/AFP
“God will decide who is the best man for the country. May the best man win. The best man of the country for all of us and for India should be the PM of this country,” said the actor. “Modi saab should be able to fulfil his destiny,” he added.
Salman praised Modi, applauding him as ‘a good man in politics’. “Modi saab is a good man. I like him as he can work for the progress of the country and society,” he said. On his personal opinion about Modi, Salman said: “Today, I met Modiji for the first time. I hope we meet often. Modi is a great man and he is doing great for his state and I wish him all the very best in life.” Speaking about the development, he added, “I have not seen this sort of development elsewhere. Development of any nation is important. I hope people of every state love their chief minister like you do.”
When persuaded by reporters to say more on his PM choice, Khan said that he is a film actor and has limited knowledge about politics, so he would say the least to avoid being dragged into a controversy. Celebrating the festival of Uttarayan in which people fly kites, Modi said, “Salman’s arrival in this festival will add new colours to the celebration. I welcome him and wish everyone Makar Sankranti and Pongal.”
When Modi fed Salman Undhiyu
Earlier before the kite flying festival, the chief minister hosted a typical Gujarati lunch in which the Bollywood hero savoured the winter speciality Undhiyu and other delicacies of the state at his Gandhinagar residence.