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Bengaluru: Upendra to enter politics through ‘Prajakeeya’, to contest next polls


Daijiworld Media Network-Bengaluru (RJP)

Bengaluru, Aug 13: Kannada actor ‘Real Star’ Upendra on Saturday, August 13, informed that his yet-to-be launched political outfit ‘Prajakeeya’ will contest the next Assembly polls.

Upendra was speaking to reporters in a press meet held at his resort. He was wearing a khaki shirt to identify himself with labourers.

The statement comes after reports appeared in media on Friday that either he would either form his own party or join BJP.

“People say that a lot of money is required to start a political party and also to run it. But I do not believe in that. Money is not necessary. Instead we can use technology. We are in the new age where mobile phones work as newspapers,” he added.

“I am against organising public rallies in order to get support from people. People in the past had no choice but to organise rallies when technology like today did not exist.  For holding these rallies they would spend a lot. These age-old methods are still in use unfortunately.  People are not happy with the present system and they want change,” he opined.

“There is no point in blaming the system and talking about it endlessly. I have one agenda to bring about change. And in that process, whether we win the election or not is not important,” he said.

“Politicians normally whip up emotions by indulging in caste politics. People should not support anybody out of emotion. Politicians claim that they serve people. But no one wants to be served. People are not crippled for them to be served by someone. The country needs labourers to work for its development,” Upendra informed.

‘Prajakeeya’ will be registered as a political party soon and applications will be called from all 224 Assembly constituencies for contesting the next election. The party is open to all those who have an urge to bring about change in society, he said.

The actor gave out three email addresses — prajaakarana1@gmail.com, prajaakarana2@gmail.com and prajaakarana3@gmail.com — inviting suggestions from the public.

Hundreds of people including political leaders have welcome Upendra’s initiative to enter into politics. 


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  • Manjunatha K N, Kolar

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Hi UPPI sir I hope your taken Good decision ,me n my team support you sir we are all fight against corrupted people in Karnataka through prajakiyaa all the best for "PRAJAKIYAA" super , super,super,supergod bless you sir

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  • Nithin, Hassan karnataka

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    Sir nammadu belur taluk adaguru kshetra nimma contestant yaru information beku

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  • Shashikumar, Mandya district

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    I like your politics very much sir

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  • Veerabhadra malakanakoppa, Kalaghatagi

    Tue, Oct 31 2017

    Sir always I support prajakeeya come to my village sir

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  • Raghavendra, vijayanagar

    Wed, Aug 16 2017

    If uppi sir is not elected,thats not his failure, its the peoples failure to elect good leader.He will not loose anything if he is not elected,but we ll loose a good leader.So lets support uppi sir.

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  • Yogesh ankolekar, Tq.Honnavar( uttara kannada) @bailagadde

    Mon, Aug 14 2017

    Dear Uppi sir ,

    I WILL VOTE FOR U SIR

    PLEASE SUPPORT HIM

    JAI PRAJAAKEEYA

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Aug 14 2017

    New strategy by BJP, after the election don't be surprised if upendra joins BJP. They (BJP) wants to win elections at any cost by hook or crook. C what happened in Bihar (akka nitish kumar)
    BJP failed in communal politics in Karnataka as people of Karnataka are very smart unlike people of north India. Now they are playing this dirty game. People beware. Our peaceful and developed state, where people from other Indian states come here to work and live, will be bdestroyed if BJP comes to power.

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  • Antony, Mlr

    Mon, Aug 14 2017

    I will vote for Upendra definitely cause he will deliver. Please support him. Jai Karnataka!

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  • Ajith Dcosta, Kundapura / Muscat

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Great move, I salute you Uppi Dada and support your team. I really appreciate your theme and concept. Wish you all the very best.

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  • Abhi, Mangalore /Bangalore

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Guys, We have given chances to so many jobless MLA 's and MP 's over the years.

    Its my personal view saw his whole interview yesterday, he was with some logic
    and good understanding, saw lot of media people people trying to provoke him so that they can make it as a headline , but he never blamed BJP or Congress neither he blamed any politician 's.
    , I think that's how should work bcz till date we have blame game from Corportaor level till PM 's but the EOD we who have elected them.

    I liked his views neither he supported any caste or religion nor he spoke anything about it which is good, bcz we are literally made to fight one another in terms of religion and caste.

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  • Navin Shetty, Manipal/ Bahrain

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Idappa "Politricks" andre. His one press conference shadowed every major political events happened in the Karnataka on the every first day. That is his power. Hope to see good politics from Upendra and team.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Just like his films flops he will be a flop contender.

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    If someone wanted to change the system he don't need political party as platform. This man is an actor and well known to masses.
    He can change the system without jumping garbage can.
    It is wise advice for him to stay away from political party and start new NGO 'Prajakeeya' for the benefit of the poor and downtrodden.
    Jai Hind

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  • Mark Dcruz, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Hope he has sufficient funds to run the show..

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  • Lynette Daouza, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    BJP, Congress and Prakeeya who's next.

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  • ashok, mangalore

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    This is BJP agenda to split the vote , even if he is going to win 3- 4 seats , he will merge or support to BJP . Backup planned by BJP (100%)

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Uppi could have joined Congress or Bjp instead of Producing his own party... Prajakiya party will only divide the votes between Congi & BJP...If he does not win, he will loose his Goodwill .. If he joins Congress or BJP , definitely he can win..I feel that he has done a blunder..Uppittu Party...that is all..

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  • Mohammed, Kundapur/Qatar

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    let him give one clue that he might join or support congress in future, then see how bhakts will drag him to anti national in minutes.
    let him speak only one word against modi, then he will forget his political career - IT will raid on his properties will false claims

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Mohammed
    Read comments from Ashoka Mangalore he says Uppi is BJP man
    As per you if he gives hints of joining BJP ppl like you start cummunal/ Hindutva etc etc
    Now for you ppl Dhanajaya has become clean etc etc
    Politics pura apni apni Soch hai

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  • Chumma D, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Upendra's intentions may be good but how can he guarantee the intentions of the people who join his party? Finally he wil end up as another Anna Hajare. There are so many opportunists ready to climb on his shoulders and then dump him once they are in power.

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  • JOY CASTELINO, MOODUBELLE/DUBAI

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    All Regional Parties were failed in Karnataka. Prominent Leaders like Devraj Urs, Bangarappa, Ramakrishna Hegde, Gundu rao, Yedyurappa..... were failed in their experiment. This ' Prajakeeya' will be adding another number in failed list!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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  • Raghavendra M K, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    POPINA KALA. the cinema actors when they decline in movie then joins politics.

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  • gautham, Bangalore

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    In his interview he doesnt attack bjp/congress. In fact he says they are doing a good job. I find this very strange. I read some reader comments that say this could well be planted by BJP or Congress. If this is true, who's vote will he split?. I fail to understand.
    Other possibility is that, he wants pose as a threat to BJP or Congress . And he is hoping that these parties will ask him to withdraw or join them.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    One More FEKU ...

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    I remember what Gandhiji has said..," When you feel that the whole world is wrong and only you are right, then it is time to turn the torch to yourself and see. You will then find out the whole world is right and the wrong is within yourself!"

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Shankar, now tell me between Modi & Gandhi who is more honest ...

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  • Suresh, Moodbidri

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Gandhi in past, Modhi in present and future for Honesty.........

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  • Naveen D'souza, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    He will going to spoil Congress, BJP'S vote. After the election he will merge with BJP.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Uppi was active ABVP member during his college days... now a renowned film maker across state. So, it is easy for him to do such political stunt to scare BJP of splitting its vote bank. In return, BJP leaders will parade his house with bags filled with crores! They will not let him contest against BJP candidates.

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  • Francis, Shirva

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Until now he earned money from cinema. May be there no hope & scope for him in Cinema. Only one way left to earn / make easy money that is from dirty politics.

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  • Suresh, Moodbidri

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Politics is not like cinema............

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  • Praveen, Manchi

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Name of the party suggest that it is for Praja(citizens). We hope over the period of time it wont become rajakeeya again. All the best for your initiative for serving citizens uppi.

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Later you can merge with BJP.

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  • S. M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, Dubai

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Too much bhashan starting spirit.
    Let's see what kind of system he want to change in BJP.!!!!!

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  • Stan, Udupi/Dubai

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    If he is so interested to serve people there are lot of other ways than politics. Leave the dirt field to politicians.

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  • neeth, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Why do we need a change? Siddu is doing a wonderful job..LOL

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    He spoke like AAP founders. Hope Prajakeeya will not go same way

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    I think this is going to be flop show just like. AAP and vatal paksha...

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