Amid speculations that superstar Rajinikanth is ready to join politics, Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari sends out an open invitation to the actor. The BJP has already thought of an ‘appropriate position’ for the megastar, said Gadkari while speaking to CNN-News18. Significantly, Gadkari shares a ‘good relations,’ with the star.
When asked if he can say when Rajinikanth is joining politics, the veteran politician said, “I have very good relations with Rajinikanth. I meet him whenever I am in Chennai. The last time we discussed politics, he said he was not fit for it. However, if he does join, which I will absolutely look forward to, I would like to tell him that BJP has an appropriate position for him.”
But when asked about the appropriate position, saying if he will he be the face of BJP in Tamil Nadu, Gadkari said “These are all important political questions. Neither am I an authority, nor am I a decision maker. The party president and party parliamentary board will take a decision.”
While answering a question on the importance of Rajinikanth in politics, he said, “Rajinikanth has a strong support base and is a great human being. He is a Marathi from Kollapur and there is a huge photo of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at the entrance of his house. In my private conversations with him, I have told him it was time for him to join politics.”
“But as a friend to Rajinikanth, I would like to tell him that BJP will welcome him with open arms,” the leader concluded.