Actor-director-producer Prakash Raj, who stood as an independent candidate from Bengaluru Central, has faced a defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.
In a tweet, he said, “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..”
Known for his strong stand against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he added: “A TOUGH JOURNEY AHEAD HAS JUST BEGUN ..THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO WERE WITH ME IN THIS JOURNEY. …. JAI HIND.”
Meanwhile, actress Roja has emerged winner from Nagari constituency in the elections held for Andhra Pradesh Assembly. She contested on behalf of YSR Congress Party.
She had a significant lead over her closest rival from TDP Gali Bhanu Prakash, right from the start which she maintained all through the poll tussle, ultimately defeating him by a margin of 2,681 votes.