Bengaluru, May 23, 2019: Actor and Lok Sabha candidate Prakash Raj, who is known for his attacks on BJP and PM Narendra Modi, said that the election results have turned out to be a "solid slap on my face".
Prakash Raj, who has time and again attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party, said that he will still continue with his stand against the ruling party.
Prakash Raj wrote on Twitter: "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"
Actor Prakash Raj contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate from Bengaluru Central. On Thursday as the counting started, Prakash Raj left a counting centre midway after learning that he was trailing at number three behind BJP and Congress.
The National Award winning actor was pitted against Rizwan Arshad of the Congress and BJP MP PC Mohan.
A video posted by a prominent Karnataka daily on Twitter showed Raj, sporting a slight smile, leaving the counting centre with his supporters in tow.
BJP candidate PC Mohan was leading from the seat with over 5.9 lakh votes as against Arshad’s tally of 5.2 lakh votes. Prakash Raj was way behind at 23,980 votes, according to the Election Commission.
Bengaluru Central is traditionally a BJP bastion, with Mohan winning the seat in both the 2009 and 2014 elections.