After actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections the veteran actor Prakash Raj has announced his poll plunge. On Tuesday, Prakash Raj announced that he will be contesting the upcoming 2019 General Elections as an independent candidate.
“Happy New Year to everyone…a new beginning…more responsibility…with your 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,” he said on Twitter.
Prakash Raj has been vocal in seeking justice for his friend and journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot outside her residence. Raj has also been vocal about his anti-BJP stance. He had earlier said that the kind of Hindutva that is propagated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cannot work in India. “They (BJP) say I’m anti-Hindu No. I am anti-Modi, I am anti-Hegde, I am anti-Amit Shah. And according to me, they’re not Hindus,” Raj said on January 2018.
The actor’s plunge into politics has received a positive feedbacks on social media, with most comments congratulating the actor and wishing him luck in his political career.