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.
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