Much has been happening around the Cauvery water issue for which the Tamil actors and many top Tamil top politicians have been protesting. Actors like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay and many others have voiced their opinion out and even took part in protests. However, actor Prakash Raj thinks that none of this can resolve the issue. Prakash Raj says that the Cauvery water issue is being misused for political mileage and its been happening for a while. “No political party or any political leader can ever resolve the Cauvery water dispute. The reason for this is clear — politicians use this issue for political mileage. Therefore, the people of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have to unite to fight to reverse climate change, instead of fighting over the share of Cauvery water,” Prakash Raj was quoted as saying by TOI.
Prakash Raj said that both the states, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, need to sort the situation amicably since it an issue for both of them not just one state. “Both states need to discuss the rejuvenation of lakes and wells, and the development of forests in the catchment area of the river. They also need to be strict and curb the sand mafia and the encroachment of the river basin. If Karnataka and Tamil Nadu don’t take such concrete steps immediately, the future of the river is very bleak,” Prakash Raj added further.
Prakash Raj has been vocal about many political and social issues for a long time and hasn’t hesitated from asking questions. In the past, Prakash Raj even questioned the governance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the brutal murder of Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru, who was a journalist for a popular Kannada daily. Prakash Raj is also a member of the Nadigar Sangam, Tamil actors association, and has been very active in the participations.