Actor Prakash Raj announces to contest Lok Sabha Polls 2019 as an ‘Independent Candidate’

Announcing his formal entry into the Politics, critically-acclaimed actor Prakash Raj on Tuesday declared that he will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls 2019. The multilingual film actor on the very first day announces this on a social networking site, Twitter.

Though he has not announced the constituency from where he will through his hat in the electoral ring but had made it clear that he will not be a part of any Political Outfit. The National Award winner on Tuesday tweeted, “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..” he added in the same tweet.

The Bengaluru born actor 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.

Raj earlier claimed that Bollywood filmmakers stopped offering him roles as he has been critical of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.

The actor is the latest celebrity to join politics from the south after veterans Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.

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