Actor Prakash Raj takes on BJP government at Centre
Bhubaneswar: Bollywood actor Prakash Raj who was in the city Thursday to speak at an event titled ‘Save India-Save Constitution’ organised by the Jan Chetana Manch came down heavily against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.
Speaking at the event, the veteran actor told the gathering at Utkal Mandap to vote for a party that talks about development, agrarian crisis and other important issues, and not for parties like BJP, which has been allegedly using religion as their main agenda in elections.
“A government is elected by the voters to govern. They spend the money collected from the tax payers. The duty of the government is not to talk about religion. It is not your duty to tell me what to each and what to wear. It is my personal choice,” Raj said.
The actor, who is known for his open opposition to the BJP government in the public, also said that freedom fighter Sardar Patel had once banned the RSS and the same people are now celebrating him. “It was Patel who banned the RSS and termed them anti-national. He later removed the ban after they decided to not form a political party and these people are now celebrating the statue of Patel.”
Raj was also joined by leaders from other parties like the Congress, CPM and others who came together under one umbrella to deliberate on the Constitution and other related issue. Raj during his speech fired salvos against PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.
He also said that he would be visiting places across the country to publicise his views. He said, “I am angry and will go around the country to broadcast my views. I did not vote for the PM, but as a citizen I have every right to question him like any other citizen. All citizens should keep on questioning the government.”