BJP's latest gesture on announcing Padma awards to its supporters and fans stands as a message to other political parties how to respect the party's supporters. From Kashmir to Kanya Kumari, all the supporters and fans of BJP have been honoured with Padma awards.
Prior to the general elections 2014, Narendra Modi, himself, went to Rajinikanth's house and sought the actor's support for the party to gain advantage in Tamil Nadu. Though Rajini hadn't extended his support officially, the formal meet of Modi and Rajini conveyed feelers to the people that Rajini was there down South to vitalize BJP.
And recently, BJP conferred India's second best civilian award Padma Vibhushan to Rajinikanth. Now that, Tamil Nadu general elections are fast approaching, BJP has really taken a sensible decision for awarding Rajini. And now, this is the right time Rajinikanth applying 'Srimanthudu' formula. According to this formula, " If you get something, you should pay at least something back. Else, you will become plump." Rajini is likely to campaign for BJP in TN's general elections nor does he proclaim he would be supporting the party. Let's await BJP-Rajini tie up in TN general polls.