Karnataka elections 2023 | Kannada actor Sudeep to campaign for BJP

But the Kannada film actor makes it clear that he is not going to join the BJP

April 05, 2023 03:19 pm | Updated 07:37 pm IST - BENGALURU

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai was at the media conference where actor ‘Kichcha’ Sudeep announced that he would campaign for the BJP, in Bengaluru on April 5, 2022.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai was at the media conference where actor ‘Kichcha’ Sudeep announced that he would campaign for the BJP, in Bengaluru on April 5, 2022. | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar

Kannada film actor Sudeep has announced that he would campaign for the BJP in the forthcoming Karnataka Assembly elections.

Sudeep has been working in the film industry, primarily in Kannada films, for over 27 years. He also hosts the reality TV show Bigg Boss Kannada.

Addressing mediapersons in Bengaluru on April 5, he said, “I am basically expressing gratitude to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, whom I consider as my uncle for standing by me in my formative years. I am here to express my support to him, and to say that I will stand with you.”

Kannada actor Sudeep to campaign for BJP in Karnataka
Kannada film actor Sudeep announces that he will campaign for the BJP in the forthcoming Karnataka Assembly elections, in Bengaluru on April 5, 2023. | Video Credit: K Murali Kumar

However, the actor ruled out the possibility of contesting on a BJP ticket or joining the party.

“I believe that it is our duty to support those who have stood by us when we needed them. Such a situation has now arisen for me, and I have decided to support Bommai maama (uncle),” he explained.

He hopes that his fans would be sensible enough to understand his position.

Mr. Bommai, who was also present at the media conference, made it clear that the actor would be roped in for campaigning in select areas. “We will utilise his services by drawing up a plan to accommodate his busy schedule,” the Chief Minister said.

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