After Kannada actor Upendra launched his political party Prajakeeya, his fans have been waiting for some positive news about him contesting in elections. The actor, who has also worked in Telugu and Tamil films, hs been distributing froceries to people and daily-wage workers in Kannda cinema. In a social media post, Upendra spoke about his wish to become a chief minister.
Upendra wrote, " am Upendra. I want to be CM of this state. Will you elect me if I contest in the election? See, I am doing social service! I am buying direct from farmers, distributing it free to the needy... I will also fight vigorously during elections, scream about ruling party, opposition party's failures and ask you to elect me.. I will work for your bright future, will work day-and-night for making Karnataka the greatest state.. can you elect me?? I don't know if you will elect me or not, but I won't contest in election. Then, you may ask why we need Uttama Prajakeeya Party?.. Rajakeeya gives people that become leaders by fame. Prajakeeya does not make leaders .. here, common people, not necessarily famous, will stand in elections.. if you vote for them and give the job of representing you, they will do the job you want, give you account for every paisa with complete transparency If they don't follow SOP, or if you are not happy with their performance,. or if they want to change to another party.. I Upendra will be with you, as your CM.. I will fight alongside you until that person is ousted.. let there be a few extra elections if required to fix this system! There should be a provision to stand down (recall) a representative in law. For that power, I will be permanently with you, a permanent CM (Common Man). No no.. I will be one of all of you, the extraordinary common people (sic)."