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I invited Modi for a cup of tea: Rajinikanth

Putting to rest all speculations, Rajinikanth termed Narendra Modi's visit as a courtesy call and said no political significance should be attached to it

Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth yesterday described BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as a "strong leader and able administrator" after the Gujarat Chief Minister called on him, but termed their meeting as courtesy call, in tune with his long maintained apolitical stand.


Southern comfort: Clad in ‘veshti’ (dhoti), Narendra Modi met superstar Rajinikanth at his residence in Chennai last evening. Pic/PTI

Rajinikanth, said, "When Modiji visited me when I was hospitalised, I had invited him to have a cup of tea with me whenever he came to Chennai. So he has come now."

Responding to his good wishes, Modi, dressed in a saffron shirt and dhoti, said, "I wished him on the eve of Tamil New Year. He is a good friend."

Posing for the media outside his residence, thronged by a huge gathering of fans, the actor shook hands and hugged Modi.

"He (Modi) is my well wisher and I am his well wisher. I wish him all the best for his future. All the time God should be always with him. I pray God whenever he thinks, whatever he thinks should happen," Rajinikanth said in an obvious reference to Modi’s ambition to become Prime Minister.

Narendra Modi's meeting with Rajinikanth ahead of April 24 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu where BJP has stitched an alliance of six

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