He also stated that he was ready to be part of any struggle that is directly linked with the poor and with issues such as the Gauri Lankesh murder.
Bengaluru: It was the turn of a silver screen star to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Multi-lingual actor Prakash Raj lashed out at the PM’s silence on his ‘followers’ celebrating the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. He likened the PM’s silence to an “actor trying to please his followers.”
Speaking after inaugurating the 11th state meet of the Left-oriented Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) here, Mr Raj said, “Those who killed Gauri may or may not be traced but that apart, there is a huge crowd out there enjoying and celebrating on social media. We all know who they are, what their ideology is. Some of those celebrating this ghastly episode are being followed by none other than Mr Modi himself. This is what worries me, where is our country is headed to?”
He also stated that he was ready to be part of any struggle that is directly linked with the poor and with issues such as the Gauri Lankesh murder. “At this juncture, there are no leaders who can take up issues like this and make a nation-wide impact. We need such leaders in the days to come to fight this kind of jingoism,” he asserted.