The superstar has said there were good leaders in the state but endemic corruption was a problem in the state. "As a friend who has known him for 35-40 years what I think is he will not join any national or regional party".
BJP state unit is abuzz with talk that the actor would prefer the saffron party because of his personal equation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and because he is ideologically aligned with the party.
"Rajinikanth does not fit into the current political situation in Tamil Nadu".
To a question on whether Rajinikanth will join the BJP, Shah said only the actor has to decide that.
Although Rajinikanth has been keeping the people guessing on his political plunge, his last week's appeal to his fans to "prepare for a war" has made clear of his political intentions. This issue is not an important step in TN politics; there are many more things to focus on, ?
A radical pro-Tamil group protested in front of Rajinikanth's residence, opposing his entry into politics, following which the security has been tightened around his house at Poes Garden. "Tamil Nadu is only for Tamils", yelled Veeralakshmi while she held a flag near the burning effigy. I have a profession, work, duty and so do you. He also added that he was "a pure Tamil" and that he has been in Tamil Nadu for more than forty years and spent just 23 years in the neighbouring state. "Although I came as a Marathi from Karnataka, you people nurtured me, made me a true Tamilian", he said.
However, some say that he would prefer to launch his own political outfit.
Superstar Rajinikanth who is adored and respected by crores of his fans is under fire from pro-Tamil activists and organization.