Announcing his foray into
politics, critically-acclaimed actor Prakash Raj Saturday said
he will be contesting the coming Lok Sabha elections from the
Bengaluru Central constituency as an independent candidate.
The National Award-winning actor made the declaration
in a tweet.
"#2019 parliament elections.Thank you for the warm n
encouraging response to my new journey.. will be contesting
from Bengaluru central constituency#Karnataka as an
"Will share the details with the media in few
days..#citizensvoice #justasking in parliament too...," the
Bengaluru-born Raj said on Twitter.
Welcoming his decision, the Aam Aadmi party extended
support, saying all good people should come into politics.
"Renowned Actor @prakashraaj plans to contest Lok Sabha
elections, @AamAadmiParty offers open support to him. In a
party meeting in Bangalore, Dy CM @msisodia welcomes the
decision, says all good ppl (sic) are welcome in politics."
Raj thanked the party for the support.
"Thank you @AamAadmiParty Dy CM @msisodia and to every
single cadre for the assuring support to my political
journey..." the actor tweeted.
Raj has been vocal about his views on the current
BJP-led government at the Centre. He has also been one of
those seeking justice for his friend and journalist Gauri
Lankesh, who was shot outside her residence in September 2017.
The actor earlier claimed that Bollywood filmmakers
stopped offering him roles as he has been critical of the
Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.
Raj is the latest celebrity to join politics from
south after veterans Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.
(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
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