Even as the poll heat picked up amid much squabbling between the various allies and also within individual parties for seats and constituencies, Cho drove to Rajini's house in the morning and held talks for about an hour, over fruit juice offered by his good old friend. The two `discussed the prevailing political scene', says a source.
After the meeting, the two friends left in Cho's car to an unknown destination.
There was no other person in the car as Cho himself drove the vehicle. "We do not know where the two had gone. It does not seem that they went to see Jayalalithaa living close by," said the source.
Cho was unwilling to come out with a direct answer when asked if he had discussed the coming elec tions with Mr Rajinikanth and if the latter agreed to support the AIADMK. "I cannot say anything at present," he said. Cho had played a pivotal role in the forging of poll ties between Vijayakanth and Ms Jayalalithaa, despite their oft-professed dislike for each other. After three or four rounds of talks with the DMDK chief, he managed to get the mercurial movie star around to settle for the 41 seats that the AIADMK leader offered. It remains to be seen whether Cho would be able to repeat his `coup' with the superstar now.