Actor Prakash Raj to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections as independent candidate

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 January 2019, 01:38 PM
Prakash Raj is known for his anti-BJP stance
Prakash Raj is known for his anti-BJP stance

Actor Prakash Raj has decided to follow the footsteps of actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. Raj has announced that he would be contesting the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha Elections as an independent candidate. However, the actor has yet not disclosed the constituency from where he would fight. 

"HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE..a new beginning .. more responsibility.. with UR support I will be contesting in the coming parliament elections as an INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE. Details of the constituency soon. Ab ki baar Janatha ki  SARKAR #citizensvoice #justasking in parliament too..(sic)" he Tweeted at sharp 12 am today.

He has been a talking point in political corridors of late. He is one of the actors who calls spade a spade and never hesitate on making political comments. Raj is considered to have an anti-BJP stance and has criticised PM Narendra Modi government on many occasions. He became vocal after his friend and senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was murdered. 

Recently, he took a dig at the BJP after it lost three Hindi heartland states - Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. "CITIZENS mann ki baat .. elections after elections.. BYE BYE BJP💪💪 you all know the reasons. OR when will you think ..with REASON #justasking, (sic)" he had tweeted after results of recently concluded Assembly elections were announced. 

First Published: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 01:37 PM
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