Actor-filmmaker Prakash Raj, who recently announced his plan to contest in Lok Sabha elections, calld on Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal in New Delhi on Thursday.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, he said, “Arvind Kejriwal and AAP are unconditionally supporting my candidature as an independent candidate from Bengaluru central Lok Sabha constituency.”
He added: “It is so nice of AAP for supporting me, without even forcing me to join the party. So I wanted to meet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal because they have given unconditional support to my candidature as an independent.”
Prakash Raj, a vocal critic of the Bharatiya Janata Party, made a surprise announcement on New Year’s day- that he would contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
“Happy New Year to everyone. A new beginning… more responsibility.. with your support I will be contesting in the coming parliament elections as an independent candidate,” he added.