The war of words between AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and BJP's prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi may impact national politics, but the more immediate effect will be on Tamil Nadu if the two don't make up.
Modi met superstar Rajinikant in Chennai, which was not liked by Jayalalithaa. She also disapproved of Modi forging an alliance with actor-politician Vijayakanth, who is leader of opposition in Tamil Nadu. And she has been unable to accept that Modi is getting huge crowds at every rally in the state.
Modi has become a household name in Tamil Nadu. People from even remote villages in the state are turning up to listen to Modi's oratory, which is somewhat akin to Karunanidhi and C.N. Annadurai's in Tamil. This is the result of eight massive rallies Modi addressed in major centres of the state.
Blessed by Rajinikanth, the BJP is leading a formidable rainbow alliance with DMDK, PMK, MDMK and IPK. This new alliance and its combined vote share is causing anxiety to Jayalalithaa ahead of the state assembly elections due in March 2016.
Until now, AIADMK supremo was not attacking Modi. But, after his meeting with Rajinikant, she realised that if she did not hit back, situation will worsen for her in the state.