Bengaluru, Jan. 2 -- Actor Prakash Raj Tuesday announced on Twitter he will contest the Lok Sabha election to be held later this year as an Independent candidate, ending speculations about his imminent move to politics. "HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE..a new beginning .. more responsibility.. with UR support I will be contesting in the coming parliament elections as an INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE. Details of the constituency soon. Ab ki baar Janatha ki SARKAR..." Raj tweeted.

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