Prakash Raj Meets Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal After Declaring Intent To Contest Lok Sabha Polls, Stirs Speculation


The multilingual actor, Prakash Raj after announcing his foray into politics on January 6, by revealing that he could contest Lok Sabha elections has raised further speculations after his recent meet with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. 

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Updated On:

 The multilingual actor, Prakash Raj raised political speculations after his recent meet with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, this meeting comes few days after the actor announced his foray into politics on January 6, by revealing that he could contest Lok Sabha elections.

The actor disclosed that he would be contesting from the Bengaluru Central constituency as an independent candidate on January 5, through a tweet. The decision was welcomed by Aam Aadmi Party who further extended their support to Raj in a tweet.

They said, "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." 

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The photo accessed by Republic TV showcased the tightening of this amity between the two, further stirring political conjectures. 

The actor on Thursday expressed how Kejriwal and Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia are extending 'unconditional support, saying, "I'm contesting as an independent candidate, I wanted to meet him (Kejriwal) and I met Sisodia, as they are extending unconditional support. I visited Delhi schools, this will be one of the agenda to work in Central Bengaluru."

Speaking of the Reservation Bill criticised the government saying, "It's wonderful, there is only two religion, rich and poor, but the government is doing last minute jumla. The only thing we doubt about the party is the political stunt."

Siding the Rahul Gandhi he denounced the Prime Minister for not speaking up in the Parliament, he said, "Why don't you look at the other side and look only at Rahul Gandhi. Is it not true that the PM hide? Why the Prime Minister has not answered in the Parliament. He will never answer the question."

The actor has been vocal about his political and social views, especially on the Centre government. 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 has raised his voice over the Sabarimala issue, expressing his displeasure towards the devotees. 

He said, "Any religion which asks women not to worship is not a religion to me. Any God who does not want my mother to worship is not God to me." 

The actor even took a stand for the #MeToo movement, standing up for South film actor, Sruthi Hariharan sharing a tweet that said 'I am with Sruthi Hariharan' and 'support Sruthi Hariharan' in Kannada.

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