THE BJP is determined to make inroads in Tamil Nadu after Kerala by all means. The biggest hurdle for them is to find a credible leader. The ruling AIAMDK is on the verge of the collapse. The BJP does not want the reins of the state to slip into the hands of the DMK. There are two film superstars–Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan–who can create a political road map for the BJP. According to sources, Hassan is not enthused about having any links with the BJP. So Rajnikanth is the only hope left for the BJP. Sources disclosed that Rajnikanth has agreed to campaign for the BJP provided the Rs. 180-crore loan taken from Indian Bank by his wife to start her real estate business is taken care of. With the real estate sector in slowdown, she has suffered heavy losses. The BJP’s top leadership desires Rajnikanth to join the BJP first but the shrewd superstar cited deteriorating health concerns and excused himself. Rather than join the party, Rajnikanth is ready to campaign for the BJP if the loan issue is resolved amicably. Well, at one level, Rs. 180 crore is peanuts if the BJP flag is unfurled in Tamil Nadu.
VOL. 11 | ISSUE 7 | OCTOBER 2017