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Rajinikanth backs PM Modi, says “1 person stronger than 10 combined”

A day after commenting that BJP might be dangerous in coming time, Tamil films actor Rajinikanth on Tuesday remarked that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is actually stronger than the opposition combined.

While still leaving many questions unanswered regarding alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party, the actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth said if 10 opposition parties are ganging up against the BJP, then the person on the other side fighting against them must be stronger.

“When 10 persons go against one person, who is stronger? Those 10, or the persons they are aligning against. If 10 persons declare a war against one man, who is stronger?”

The superstar’s remarks came amid speculation that opposition parties are looking at a mega-coalition against the Modi government for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

“My answer was if the opposition parties are seeing the BJP as a dangerous party, then for them, the BJP is a dangerous party. It is for the people to decide.”

Yesterday, the Tamil superstar, who had backed demonetisation when it was announced in November 2016, said that the decision was not implemented properly by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.

Meanwhile, there are tremendous machinations at the moment to form an anti-Modi alliance before the 2019 elections, with Chandrababu Naidu taking the lead recently by meeting a number of political leaders.

The opposition is trying to weave an alliance like that of 1996 United Front, according to Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, or UPA 2004, according to CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, in order to defeat the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

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