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Actor Prakash Raj slams ‘fake’ posts of him backing Congress

Prime News, National (Bengaluru), April 18:- Veteran actor Prakash Raj, who is contesting from Bengaluru Central seat as an independent candidate in the Lok Sabha elections, on Wednesday hit out at the Congress for posting photographs on social media platforms, which claimed he backed the grand old party.

“There was a candidate debate and I met Congress candidate (from Bengaluru Central) Rizwan Ahmed. Congress has made a photograph of it (him shaking hands with Ahmed), sent it on WhatsApp groups and said it`s confirmed that Prakash Raj has joined Congress so you don`t have to waste your vote on him. It was done by Mazhar Ahmed who claims to be Rizwan`s PA,” Raj told ANI in an exclusive interview.

Raj said he telephoned and slammed the lack of ethics of the person, who made the “sick” claim that the photos were a forward.

“Will you stoop so much? Why don`t they talk on issues, report card (on their governance performance) or a scientific temper with a vision for the problems we have in this country. It`s sick and I am really angry about it. We need to teach these people ethics,” said the 54-year-old actor.

The photograph of a shake-hand between Raj and Ahmed had gone viral on social media platforms, which was captioned as — `Prakash Raj supports Congress. Don`t waste your vote by giving it to Prakash Raj`. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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