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Winter Session: Actor Prakash Raj Asks Modi Govt if It Will Happen 'Next Summer'

The National Award-winning actor took a swipe at Narendra Modi asking if he was busy somewhere else. PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah are currently campaigning in Gujarat ahead of the election to the assembly.

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Updated:November 25, 2017, 10:01 PM IST
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Winter Session: Actor Prakash Raj Asks Modi Govt if It Will Happen 'Next Summer'
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New Delhi: Actor Prakash Raj, who has shown no reluctance in criticising the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, self-proclaimed cow vigilantes, and internet trolls, on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi "why the Winter Session was not happening."

The National Award-winning actor took a swipe at Modi asking if he was busy somewhere else. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah are currently campaigning in Gujarat ahead of the assembly elections.

Furthermore, Prakash also asked if the PM was avoiding the session because it might get "too hot or embarrassing to answer before elections", alluding to mounting criticism over a number of issues, including the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The Opposition had frequently targetted the government over the delay in the winter session, with Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge accusing the Prime Minister of "destroying" the temple of democracy for Gujarat election.

"Modi is Brahma. He is the creator... only he knows when parliament will be convened," Kharge had said.

Prakash had on Thursday said that he had sent a legal notice to BJP MP Pratap Simha seeking an apology for "trolling" him on social media.

The actor had come out in support of Padmavati questioning the "silence" of the Centre after a plethora of threats against Deepika Padukone, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and other actors. He also added that such targetting had become recurrent now.

"How can a person from the ruling party issue such threats?" Raj said referring to the BJP's chief media coordinator in Haryana, Surajpal Amu, offering a bounty on the heads of actor Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

"Why is the Central government silent? We have given you a big mandate, won't you stop all these threats...If you can't handle law and order then get out," the actor had told CNN-News18.

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| Edited by: Mirza Arif Beg
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