Actor Upendra to float a new political party in poll-bound Karnataka

Elias Hubbard
August 13, 2017

Even as many are skeptical about whether his yet-to-be named party will be successful, considering there's little space for another new political outfit in Karnataka, Upendra was optimistic that he wants to redefine "Rajakiya" (politics) with "Prajakiya" as praja (people) are more important. Blaming the people (himself included) for the present political, economical, and social situation, he said that representatives were being chosen on the basis of caste, religion, and money.

Multi-lingual actor R Upendra, who is popularly known as "Real Star" in Kannada film industry, on Saturday announced his entry into politics by forming a party sans money, muscle power and leaders.

"Our legislators may not need basic educational qualifications to contest elections", Upendra said. Though the actor has of and on been dropping hints on entering politics, this is his first open political move.

He recommended that the candidates' knowledge about their constituency should be tested with a written examination before they are given tickets.

Citing issues such as Cauvery, Kalasa Banduri, farm suicides and so on, he said, "We need people who can find permanent solution to all these issues".

"Somebody has to take the responsibility to change things. But, you have to place your trust in me". I won't be doing grand promotional campaigns like other parties.

On the workside, Upendra was last seen in Stylish Star Allu Arjun's Telugu film "S/O Satyamurthy" in 2015 and now he is busy in Kannada film Upendra Matte Hutti Baa, Inti Prema which is in post production stage and will also be next seen in Uppi Rupee. Quoting a verse from Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita, he supported his thought- Karmanye Vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana (You have the right to perform your actions, but you are not entitled to the fruits).

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