‘The drama unfolds NOW’: Prakash Raj after BJP falls short of target in Karnataka

BENGALURU: Veteran actor and activist Prakash Raj despite being trolled mercilessly continues his attack on the BJP which emerged as the single-largest party on Tuesday, May 15.

The actor has been the most outspoken voices ahead of the Karnataka Assembly Election 2018, on his microblogging site stated that the BJP has failed to form the government despite using money and muscle powers.

“Karnataka elections Watching ..watching .. the game BJP. Inspite of obscene money power.. muscle power.. big lies.. is short of half way mark.. fails to take power on their own .Two parties have come together.. claiming majority .. BuT wait dear citizens. The drama unfolds NOW. [sic]” he tweeted.

The 53-year-old actor had alleged the ruling saffron party would indulge in “horse trading” and wrote, “1. BJP approaches Governor claiming largest party ..2. He gives time to prove ( read as ..time to poach n buy) …3. Chanakya arrives to poach …4. Paid media on the toes to celebrate his talent …5. Finally we the citizens reduced to watch the match of horse trading. [sic]”

“Unless you don’t wake up .. and start #justasking together each n every politician and every political party. ….YOUR MANDATE will be taken for granted .. will be manipulated and finally we the citizens of our country will be reduced to be mere spectators. Continue #justasking [sic],” he added.

Of the 222 constituencies where polling was held on May 12, the BJP won 104 seats while the Congress won 78 and JD-S won 38 seats, along with its ally Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), throwing up a hung Assembly.

The BJP is eight short of the 112-halfway mark needed for a simple majority. On Tuesday, the Congress extended unconditional support to the JD-S to form a government in the state.