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Rajinikanth joining BJP? Mystery continues as Amit Shah gives another cryptic answer

BJP President Amit Shah On Friday Made A Statement On Speculations Of Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth Joining The Party. Shah Said Politics Should Not Be Left To Politicians Only And The Party Is Open To All “good People'.

PTI | Updated on: 26 May 2017, 09:16:26 PM
BJP President Amit Shah (Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

BJP President Amit Shah on Friday made a statement on speculations of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth joining the party. Shah said politics should not be left to politicians only and the party is open to all “good people”.

Shah, however, did not specify whether Rajinikanth would be given an invitation to join the BJP.

“We believe that any good person joining politics must be welcomed,” Shah said while responding to a question on speculation about Rajinikanth entering politics. He, however, said it is for the actor to decide whether he wants to join politics or not.

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“Politics should not be left to politicians alone,” he told PTI during an interaction. Speculation is rife that the BJP is trying to rope in the actor, who has a large fan following, to make inroads in Tamil Nadu.

BJP national secretary H Raja had earlier said Rajnikanth is a “popular” personality and is welcome to join the saffron party. Raja, who hails from Tamil Nadu, said the actor has to first make up his mind about joining politics, when asked if the BJP will approach him.

“He has every right to form a political party or join politics. But so far he has not taken a firm stand. So we have to wait and see,” he had said. Rajinikanth had spilled the beans about his political entry during an interaction with his fans a few days ago and told them to be ready for a “war”.

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First Published : 26 May 2017, 09:10:00 PM

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