Prakash Raj on Har Ghar Tiranga: 'I do not understand BJP's idea of nationalism' | Bengaluru - Hindustan Times

Prakash Raj on Har Ghar Tiranga: 'I do not understand BJP's idea of nationalism'

Written by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar
Aug 09, 2022 06:29 PM IST

Prakash Raj alleged BJP of betraying the Khad

Actor and politician Prakash Raj alleged the ruling BJP of betraying the Khadi workers by distributing polyester national flags for the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign. He also said the nationalism of the BJP government doesn’t make any sense.

Actor Prakash Raj(File photo)
Actor Prakash Raj(File photo)

At a press briefing at Mysuru on Monday, Raj said, “I do not get the BJP’s idea of nationalism and their love for the country. If they love India so much, they must focus on bringing down the inflated prices and creating employment opportunities for the country's youth. Ever since our Independence, the khadi workers in the country have been making our national flags and now the polyester flags distributed by the BJP government will only daunt their livelihood.”

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The actor also alleged that the ruling party is not letting small-scale industries survive in the country by imposing exorbitant taxes. “The poor bidi workers put their blood and sweat to roll the bidis and this government has imposed 28 per cent tax on them. Is this the love of the BJP for the country and its people? The roads are fixed only when the prime minister visits the place and otherwise, the damaged roads are ignored. The taxpayer's money is entirely going into the drain as they daily commute through the pathetic roads and break their bones. No person is above the taxpayer in democracy and we should stop treating leaders like they are kings,” Raj added.

Raj recently donated an ambulance to CSI Holdsworth Memorial Hospital in Mysuru titled - Appu Express. The ambulance is said to be in the memory of late Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar and he donated it through his Prakash Raj Foundation.

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