Siddaramaiah is better than Yeddyurappa, said Prakash Raj endorsing incumbent K'taka CM

If Yeddyurappa becomes CM he wont last for even three months Prakash Raj Representation Photo
Karnataka Elections Karnataka 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 18:40

Actor Prakash Raj, known for his speeches against the BJP, has now taken a dig at the saffron party leaders, especially the party's Karnataka President, BS Yeddyurappa.

Speaking to the media in Udupi, Prakash Raj said that "Siddaramaiah is better that Yeddyurappa".

"Siddaramaiah is better than Yeddyurappa. He has done good work in the past two years," he said.

The actor also said that “Yeddyurappa would not last as a Chief Minister even for three months if the BJP comes to power”.

“When Modi, Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath come to Karnataka, Yeddyurappa remains silent. BS Yeddyurappa has no self-respect. If he becomes the CM, he will not last for three months,” Prakash Raj said.

The actor also likened the BJP to a “dangerous disease” and that India would “become another Pakistan if BJP continues to rule”. He also warned the people of Udupi to be aware of the BJP’s strategy and said that the party “would try to instigate clashes ahead of the elections”.

“Amit Shah has come up with a strategy. Be careful, there may be clashes ahead of the elections,” Prakash Raj added.

Stating that he does not lean to the left or right, Prakash Raj added that he is not against any religion. The actor also said that BJP leaders are not “experts to talks about Hinduism” and that the religion does not teach about “killing people”.

“I do not lean left or right. I am not against Hinduism or any other religion. The perception that I am against Hinduism is wrong. Religion is like a lamp, which should shed light. Religion must not drive governments. It goes against the idea of a democracy,” Prakash Raj said.

On April 13, Prakash Raj along with Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao had met JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda in his Bengaluru residence. Prakash Raj had also offered his support for the third front.

The actor said that he was going to be “a part of a think-tank and a movement to bring change in the country”.

“The time has come where people have to decide, the people have to know that we need a change in a system which has failed to deliver. We are talking about a national party which has failed to deliver. All the formulae they have worked on for the last 70 years is not coming together and it has not worked so far. This is not about coming together to throw somebody out of power. It is for us to come together and understand why the issues which have been going on for years have not been solved and to find another way to come to a consensus and create a mass movement so that all like-minded people can come together and ensure that the issues are solved and we deliver to the people,” he had said.

 

 

 

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