The battle ground is ready for the Lok Sabha elections as Tamil Nadu (TN) is going for polls today (April 24). In the state, as we all know, politics and cinema go hand in hand. Many faces from cinema have actively involved in politics and Chief Minister M Jayalalitha and the DMK Chief M Karnunanidhi are examples of it. As the people get ready to cast their precious votes, we would like to underline the significance of two separate meetings of Narendra Modi with Rajinikanth and Vijay.
Stars Rajinikanth and Vijay have a history of taking politicial stands. They have often tried to use their popularity to influence people in the decision making process. In 1995, the Tamil superstar, for the first time, made a politicial statement by openly asking people to vote for the Congree. Later, he shifted his loyalities to the DMK. Whereas, Vijay worked for the ruling AIADMK during the last general assembly elections.
Rajinikanth has always wanted to enter politics. Many parties in the past had tried to get him into the politics. But he delayed for one or the other reason. There has often been rumours related to his political entry. But in the last several years, he has stayed away from politics. Recently, he announced that he has given up on his politicial aspirations.
But it is not the same in case of Vijay. Like Rajini, Vijay often expressed his wish to enter politics. His rivalry with the DMK made him support AIADMK last election. Well, his relationship with the Jayalalitha's party soared over some issue and it faced the brunt of the ruling party during the release of his film Thalaivaa last year.
People Got The Message
Returning to the meeting of Narendra Modi with Rajinikanth and Vijay, politicial observers are predicting that it will have some impact on the Tamil Nadu polls. Both Rajinikanth and Vijay have downplayed the meeting and claimed that it was just casual meeting. But they have not endorsed Narendra Modi or his party, which is trying hard to make inroads in Tamil Nadu with the rainbow alliance. Yet, their fans seem to have got the message.
Rajinikanth Fans To Support BJP
As a result, we could see Rajinikanth's fans club in some parts of Tamil Nadu are now supporting the BJP. They say that the their Thalaivar's meeting with Narendra Modi is enough for them to support Narendra Modi.
Modi With Rajini
And, the state BJP has tried their best to cash in on Rajinikanth's meeting with Narendra Modi, as we could see their banners in many parts of the state. Even before the meeting, their were pictures of Rajini with Modi seen during politicial meets.
Vijay's Popularity Could Play Spoilsport
And in case of Vijay, his fans are anger with both the AIADMK and DMK. And people say that the actor's meeting with Narendra Modi was an indirect call for his followers to vote for the BJP this time. We have to note that the actor is very popular among the first-time voters and with the people between the age group of 15-35.
Combined Star Power
The combined star power of Rajinikanth and Vijay will have some impact on this polls this time. It may not necessarily turn into seats but it will eat into the DMK-AIADMK's votes. And the biggest beneficiary is none other than Narendra Modi.