BENGALURU: Actor-turned politician Prakash Raj on Friday said he will not join any political party and will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Bengaluru Central on his own, reports ANI. “I am going to contest independently. An MP is a statesman, he is not a corporate. You need to have an MP who can work for the constituency. Nowadays, every parliamentarian is being sucked into some political party and are not raising questions for upliftment of the people,” Raj told reporters here.
He also said “All are thieves. They decide people by caste and money. That’s why I don’t want to join anybody.” It is believed that winning the Bengaluru Central seat, which has been held by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be an uphill task for the 53-year-old actor.
The south Indian actor was not upbeat about the prospects of a single political party gaining power with a majority in the upcoming Assembly elections. I think India is moving towards another decade where we will not have single political parties. Every regional party is trying to stake its claim I think we are in denial if you say that one political party will do everything for us,” Raj said.