BJP president Amit Shah coy on party courting Rajinikanth, says open to 'good people'

New Delhi: Politics should not be left to politicians only and the BJP is open to all "good people", party chief Amit Shah said on Friday, days after Tamil cine superstar Rajinikanth hinted at taking the political plunge.

File Image of Amit Shah. PTI

File Image of Amit Shah. PTI

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.

"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".


Updated Date: May 26, 2017 19:50 PM

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