‘The feeling is that Rajinikanth is pro-Modi than anti-Modi.‘
IMAGE: Narendra Damodardas Modi with Rajinikanth at the superstar‘s home in Chennai ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
Rajnikanth said then he was a ‘well-wisher‘ of Modi, while Modi, then the prime ministerial candidate, described the superstar as a ‘good friend‘.
The Lok Sabha election results, even while reaffirming the Bharatiya Janata Party‘s primacy in the country, showed that when it comes to South India, it is a different ball game altogether.
Barring Karnataka and Telangana, the other southern states showed the door firmly to the BJP, none more than Kerala and Tamil Nadu, two states where the ruling party hoped to do well.
Rajeeva Karandikardirector of…