Prakash Raj to contest LS elections from Bangalore constituency; Kamal Haasan welcomes decision
Kamal Haasan on Sunday wished Prakash Raj "all the best" for his political journey ahead and said that the actor walks the talk
Announcing his foray into politics, critically-acclaimed actor Prakash Raj on Saturday said that 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 Independent.. Will share the details with the media in few days..#citizensvoice #justasking in parliament too...," the Bengaluru-born Raj said on Twitter.
#2019 PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS.Thank you for the warm n encouraging response to my new journey.. I will be contesting from BENGALURU CENTRAL constituency #KARNATAKA as an INDEPENDENT..will share the Details with the media in few days..#citizensvoice #justasking in parliament too... pic.twitter.com/wJN4WaHlZP— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) January 5, 2019
Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan on Sunday wished Prakash Raj "all the best" for his political journey ahead and said that the actor walks the talk.
"Wishing My friend Mr. @prakashraaj all the very best in his Political Journey. Thanks for walking the talk. #citizensvoice #justasking," actor-turned-politician Haasan said in a tweet from his official account.
The Aam Aadmi Party has also extended support, saying all good people should come into politics.
Renowned Actor @prakashraaj plans to contest loksabha elections, @AamAadmiParty offers open support to him. In a party meeting in bangalore, Dy CM @msisodia welcomes the decision, says all good ppl are welcome in politics. pic.twitter.com/rnx9WhNYKd— Vaibhav (@Vaibhav_AAP) January 4, 2019
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.
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