Hyderabad:National Award-winning actor Prakash Raj announced his formal entry into politics for the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, with a declaration on his Twitter account. He is the latest South celebrity to announce his entry into politics after veterans Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.

In his tweet he said , “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.

“Details of the constituency soon. Ab ki baar Janatha ki Sarkar in parliament too…,” the Bengaluru-born Raj said on Twitter.

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The actor has been quite open about his views on the Modi led BJP- government at the Centre and has been fighting for justice for his journalist friend Gauri Lankesh, who was shot outside her residence in September 2017. The 2019 general elections will be held in April or May to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha.

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