Rajini supports Chennai Salem highway, One Nation, One Election'

Rajini supports Chennai-Salem highway, ‘One Nation, One Election’

Even as major political parties in Tamil Nadu are opposed to the Central government’s proposal of ‘One India, One Election’, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday came out in support of it.

He also welcomed the Chennai-Salem eight-lane expressway project which is being staunchly opposed by most of the major political outfits in the State.

Speaking to reporters at Chennai, Rajinikanth said the proposed Chennai-Salem expressway would bring in a lot of investment to the State. But he asked the Government to see to it that only minimum farmland is acquired for the project and the land owners are compensated to the extent that they are happy.

On simultaneous polls, he said, “It is nice and good… Time and money will be completely saved. All parties should work together and co-operate.”

He also said a decision on contesting in the general elections will be taken later. Rajinikanth had earlier said his party would contest in the next assembly elections.

He praised 7-year-old boy Yasin who recently found Rs 50,000 and ensured it reached the owners. Showering praise on the boy for his honesty, the Superstar also offered to sponsor his studies.

Asked about Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah’s statement that there is a lot of corruption in Tamil Nadu, Rajinikanth ducked the question and said: “It is Shah’s views and the media should ask him.”