Aata Majhi Satakli: Prakash Raj Leaves Counting Centre After Realising That He Is Losing BigActor turned politician Prakash Raj (Sreejithkoiloth/Wikimedia Commons)

Actor turned politician Prakash Raj walked out of the counting centre after three rounds of counting. His vote count at that hour was around 3000 while the two key candidates of the national parties were each at around 1 lakh.

Prakash Raj is contesting from Bengaluru Central constituency against sitting BJP MP P C Mohan and Congress candidate Rizwan Arshad. Bengaluru Central is a constituency that came into existence in 2008 and has been a BJP bastion since then with PC Mohan winning both the 2009 and 2014 elections.

Prakash Raj later tweeted that he has received a solid slap on his face in response to the electoral results.

At the time of writing the total votes received by Raj were less than the margin between the two voters, as Arshad was leading by around 20000 votes while Raj’s current count stood around 10,000.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber