The Yuva Morcha from BJP is accused of sprinkling “gaumutra” or cow urine and tulsi (basil leaves) inside the auditorium in the latest incident. The incident might have a connection with the cleansing ritual after Prakash Raj made his visit to the event held in the township of Karnataka. Prakash Raj was invited to speak at the Left-backed event titled “Our Constitution, Our Pride” that took place at Raghavendra Mutt at Sirsi town located across the coastal areas of Karnataka, the venue was 400 kilometres away from Bengaluru.
The actor-columnist was allegedly critical of Anant Kumar Hegde, the union minister and the parliamentarian from Uttara Kannada who is recognized for contentious pro-Hindutva statements. The Yuva Morcha of BJP had initiated to sprinkle “gaumutra” or cow urine and tulsi (basil leaves) inside the auditorium in connection with a “cleansing” ritual that took place on the auspicious day of Sankranti on January 14. All of the Sirsis have been instructed to be purified following similar methods. Of late, the actor was aware of the incident and wrote his thoughts on the social networking platform Twitter. He wrote, “BJP workers cleaning and purifying the stage from where I spoke in Sirsi town .by sprinkling cow urine (divine gomoothra). Will you continue this cleaning and purification service where ever I go… #justasking”.
Prakash Raj is one of the vocal critics of the opposition BJP in Karnataka. He is also recognized for using the power of social media to convey his messages. One of the BJP workers called him “left-leaning pretend intellectual” to affect the religious place with his speech.