Coimbatore, Apr 16 UNI | 3 months ago

BJP Prime ministerial candidate met actor Vijay, another Tamil star of post Rajinikanth generation here today before continuing his campaigning in Tamil Nadu after the Chennai rally, for BJP led NDA candidates representing the five party Front for the April 24 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu.

The meeting came close on the heels of Modi's meeting with Tamil superstar Rajinikant at the latter's residence in Chennai, before kicking off his campaigning in the state, over three legs.

Vijay, a craze among the youth in Tamil Nadu, met Mr Modi in a hotel near the airport soon after Modi arrived from Salem by helicopter.

Details of the meeting were however were not known, BJP sources said.

The sources claimed the meeting would have a positive impact on the younger generation voters for whom Vijay is the 'hearthrob' and thus boost NDA's chances in Tamil Nadu.

They said the 'Vijay Fans Association' is already involved in various social and welfare activities, The meeting with Mr, Modi, particularly the photographs taken could play a major role in the election, particularly a among women voters.

Association sources said there was no political motive behind the meeting. Modi had expressed a desire to meet the actor, which Vijay reciprocated due to the high regard and respect he had for him, they said.

Viojay tweeted that he was very happy about Modi inviting him for a meeing. Modi wanted to meet Vijay in Chennai itself after the meeting with Rajnikant. But as Vijay was busy shooting for his new film, it could not happen.

(Posted on 17-04-2014)