Actor Prakash Raj to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections

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Actor Prakash Raj on Tuesday announced that he will contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate.

The announcement was made by the National Award-winning actor on Tuesday night, but he is yet to decide on a constituency from where he will fight.

“HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE..a new beginning .. more responsibility.. with UR 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 #citizensvoice #justasking in parliament too..,” Prakash Raj tweeted.

Raj is known for being vocal about his views on the current BJP-led government, especially on issues like intolerance and vigilante attacks. He has also been one of those seeking justice for his friend and journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot outside her residence in 2017. 

Raj is a known name in the southern film industry. He has featured in movies like Iruvar and Anthapuram. He also played powerful roles in Bollywood movies-Singham and Wanted.