Actor Prakash Raj leaves counting centre after realising he stands no chance against the national parties

Actor turned politician Prakash Raj decided to leave the counting centre after three rounds when he realised that he had only received 3,000 votes by then, a very nominal number compared to the two national parties, both which stood at around 1 lakh.

Prakash Raj is contesting from Bengaluru Central constituency against sitting BJP MP P C Mohan and Congress candidate Rizwan Arshad. Bengaluru Central is a constituency that came into existence in 2008 and has been a BJP bastion since then with PC Mohan winning both the 2009 and 2014 elections.

At the time of writing the total votes received by Raj were less than the margin between the two voters, as Arshad was leading by around 20000 votes.