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Rajinikanth welcomes BJP's Poll Promise on Interlinking Rivers

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Rajinikanth welcomes BJP's Poll Promise on Interlinking Rivers
10 April, 2019
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Tuesday welcomed BJP's proposal to set up an authority for linking of rivers and added that he or his party would not be contesting the Lok Sabha polls and that their party's aim would be the Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls that are slated for 2021. 

"I have been advocating the project of interlinking of rivers since the time AB Vajpayee was the PM, he had accepted my idea. BJP in their 2019 manifesto has promised to undertake the project. If the rivers are linked then the people would be happy as poverty in the country would vanish and farmers’ livelihood would be ensured" Rajnikanth told the media.

“When I spoke about interlinking Indian rivers, Vajpayee was very interested in implementing that. I had also coined a name ‘Paheerath Yojana’ – means for making impossible things possible. If the country’s rivers are linked, it will eradicate poverty and the livelihood crores of people and farmers will improve. If NDA forms the government again at Centre, they should implement this first,” Rajini added.

To a question whether he would extend support to MNM party floated by Kamal Haasan for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Rajinikanth said “I have already cleared my political stance. I don’t want to comment on Kamal’s request. I request media to avoid such questions as it would spoil our friendship,” 

The MNM is contesting all the 39 LS seats and a lone seat in Puducherry apart from the 18 assembly seats going to polls in Tamil Nadu. Rajinikanth announced his political entry on December 31, 2018.

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