In Bengaluru Central, actor Prakash Raj has managed to get only 23,183 votes. He even walked out of the counting centre even before the counting was half way through.
Bengaluru: Actor Prakash Raj who entered politics to prove his point against PM Narendra Modi has been routed from Bengaluru Central constituency.
Prakash Raj managed to secure a mere 23,183 votes. In fact, he even left the counting centre in a short span after visiting it as he realised the numbers weren't in his favour. The question is, did he accept his defeat before the counting reached half the mark?
It can be remembered that the actor had got angry when a group of students shouted pro-Modi slogans in Bengaluru when Prakash Raj was going to file his nomination.
Prakash was seen criticising Modi and BJP in every interview after deciding to contest.
The actor had even rubbished the exit poll results and had told ANI, "Exit polls are totally bloated. Disillusionment of the people on NDA's performance will be the result."
On his candidacy, he had told that he started late. "I announced my candidacy in January and campaigned in the last three months," he had said.
However, surprisingly, Congress is having an edge in the constituency with Rizwan Arshad leading. BJP candidate has been the MP from Bengaluru Central since 2009.
In 2014, PC Mohan had secured 5,57,130 against Rizwan Arshad, who had got 4,19,630 votes. PC Mohan had also defeated Congress's HT Sangliana of the Congress in 2009 elections.
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Last Updated 23, May 2019, 1:12 PM