Filmmaker Prakash Jha is going to contest the Lok Sabha elections on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's request. Earlier,he planned to give up on politics, but now on Nitish Kumar's request he changed his mind.
Prakash Jha said, "I was determined to retire from politics. But I have again entered politics after Nitish Kumar made a request. Bihar's condition has changed over the last few years and it is at a point of development from where it needs to jump forth with investments. I felt the need for political intervention to promote this environment of industry and entrepreneurship," He also strongly feels that this time he is confident of winning.
Prakash Jha confidently says, "Though the glamour of Bollywood is associated with me, I will not invite any actor to campaign for me. I didn't call them during the previous elections also. When it comes to actors, I am the biggest actor."
Jha said that he neither saw people for nor against Rahul Gandhi or Narendra Modi while campaigning in Bihar. He further added, "There is only a wave for development, and Nitish Kumar has worked for development of the state." Jha has earlier lost in 2009 Lok Sabha battle on LJP tickets.
Prakash Jha is known for making films blockbuster movies like Gangaajal, Raajneeti and Satyagraha.