Make a Register of Unemployment first: Actor Prakash Raj

By Amritha Mohan  Published on  20 Jan 2020 12:34 PM GMT
Make a Register of Unemployment first: Actor Prakash Raj

Hyderabad: Hyderabad: Actor Prakash Raj is known for expressing every character with nuance on the silver screen. And when it comes to expressing his thoughts on national issues, the actor is not one to mince his words. Supporting the protests against CAA, Prakash Raj addressed a large crowd who had gathered at Dharna Chowk, Indira Park in Hyderabad.�

With the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) surging across the country, even film actors have begun to speak out. Speaking at an event organised by Young India in Hyderabad, the actor said, "Protesting is our right, but illiterates like Modi won't understand that. He says that he has a degree in political science but says 'Kaagaz Nahi Dikhayenge". Actually, Modi and Hitler are one and the same person. We have been fooled once by demonetisation, but not any more. We won't show our papers."

Fuming at the BJP government, the film actor went on to say that Modi is living by the money of the citizens and he needs to be held accountable for that. "The suits that Modi wears is from our money. The tours that he goes on is from our money. We don't need big statues made with crores of money. We need our basic facilities, and that is ignored by this government."

He further added that if the government wants to make a Register, why don't they go on to make a National Register of unemployment. "This is the government that has implemented NRC in Assam. If they want to make a Register, let them make one that documents the number of unemployed in the country. Let them develop this country first."

He concluded the speech by extending his solidarity with the CAA protests in the country. "I am with you. We won't allow this govt to change the constitution. Let this struggle continue, non-violently, and I am with you all through the way," said the actor.

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