Chennai: Following actor-turned-political activist Prakash Raj’s advent into mainstream politics and his announcement on Saturday that he would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Bengaluru Central constituency as an independent candidate, another veteran actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan extended his greetings by saying that he is happy Raj ‘walks the talk’.
Haasan, who has himself floated his own party – Makkal Needhi Maiam – from Tamil Nadu, praised Raj on social media platform Twitter and wished him ‘all the best for his political journey.
Even Aam Aadmi Party extended their regards to Raj, with Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia welcoming him through a tweet.
Putting all rumours to rest, Raj announced his entry into politics with the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Known for his anti-Bharatiya Janata Party stand, Raj has been vocal about his angst against Hindutva activists after his friend and activist Gauri Lankesh was murdered in cold blood in 2017.
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