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BJP trying to woo Rajini to make inroads in TN: CPI

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (BJP) is trying to "woo" Tamil superstar Rajinikanth in its bid to make inroads into Tamil Nadu, the of (CPI) alleged today.

But Rajinikanth was a "sensible" man who understood the cultural history of Tamil Nadu, which would not accept the "brand of politics", national secretary D Raja said, referring to media reports that the popular actor might join the

The currently has a marginal presence in Tamil Nadu, where the political sphere is mainly dominated by the two regional players, the and the

"The reports are merely speculative. But they also shows the BJP's desperation and its exertion of pressure on Rajinikanth," the member from the southern state said.

He reiterated that the BJP was trying to "fish in troubled waters" in after the death of Chief Minister in December last year and saw its effort to "woo" Rajinikanth as one such attempt.

"The BJP is trying to exert pressure on the AIADMK, which stands divided. Now it is exerting pressure on Rajinikanth," he added.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 21:02 IST