Rajinikanth met the Press

Indian SuperStar Rajinikanth Tuesday confirmed his presence at the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 30.

Describing Modi a “charismatic leader,” Rajinikanth stated, “In India after Jawahar Lal Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi, Modi is now a charismatic leader. The election victory is a victory for Modi.” Apart from him, an invitation in addition has also been extended to actor and politician Kamal Haasan.

In the southern state, the UPA have won the 37 out of 38 seats that went to polls, with DMK making a stunning return to win 23 seats. The Congress, a junior partner in the state, have won 8 seats.

The actor-turned-politician, who is yet to float his political party even 2 years after his entry, even more asserted that there have been other charismatic leaders in earlier times as well.

“Rajiv Gandhi was also a charismatic leader, after him there was Vajpayee. In Tamil Nadu, it was Jayalalithaa. Modi is also a charismatic leader, but in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, there is no Modi wave,” he stated.

On Rahul Gandhi’s offer to quit as Congress chief, the 68-year-old actor stated, “He should not resign and should instead prove his calibre. In a democracy, the opposition should also be strong.”

Although he acknowledged that there was clearly a Modi wave across the country, Rajinikanth exclaimed there is no Modi wave in Tamil Nadu.

He also affirmed that problems like NEET, GST, Demonetization, Tuticorin incident, Hydrocarbon Methane project was a letdown for BJP in TamilNadu zone. Additionally stated, “There is an Anti-Modi wave in TamilNadu. Once an anti-wave was arised in Politics ,you can’t sail against that!”

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