Bengaluru: Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj, who was considered as a tough contender in the 2019 Lok Sabha election has faced a humiliating defeat with only 24,178 votes so far.
With only 2.33 percent vote the actor, who is contesting from Bengaluru Central has stated "A solid slap on my face as more abuse, troll and humiliation come my way. I will stand my ground. My resolve to fight for secular India will continue. A tough journey ahead has just begun. Thank you everyone who were with me in this journey. Jai Hind."
Prakash Raj came to political limelight by raising his voice against the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. Prakash is one among several people who seeked justice for Lankesh who was shot outside her residence in September 2017. He then started a hastag #Justasking and had been questioning the various policies of the Modi led government.
Prakash has also been very critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government at the centre. The actor has alleged that filmmakers in Bollywood have stopped offering him roles for being critical of the PM.
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