BJP ally and DMDK founder Vijyakanth on Friday greeted Narendra Modi for the “grand success” of the NDA under his leadership and expressed the hope that the Gujarat Chief Minister would give a corruption—free administration at the Centre like his home State.

Extending his wishes to the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, the actor—turned politician said he hoped that Modi would fulfil the ‘aspirations of the country’s common people in all fields and provide a corruption-free administration as in Gujarat.” “I hope under your leadership, poverty in India will be eradicated and achieve great economic development,” he said in his congratulatory message to Modi.

DMDK faced the April 24 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu under the NDA, but appeared on course for an extended victory drought, trailing in all the 14 seats it contested after a hard and protracted bargaining.

The party had contested the 2009 Lok Sabha polls alone but did not win a single seat.