- Prakash Raj attended a Left-backed event in Karnataka's Sirsi
- The BJP's Yuva Morcha decided to sprinkle cow urine in the auditorium
- The act was apparently a "cleansing" ritual
The actor-columnist was reportedly critical of union minister Anant Kumar Hegde, the parliamentarian from Uttara Kannada who is known for controversial pro-Hindutva statements.
The BJP's Yuva Morcha, on the day of Sankranti on Sunday, decided to sprinkle "gaumutra" or cow urine and tulsi (basil leaves) in the auditorium in a "cleansing" ritual.
The workers also declared that all of Sirsi needed to be purified in the same way.
The actor, amused by a report on the cleansing act, tweeted it with a dig: "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".
One of the BJP workers who took part in the cow urine sprinkling hit out at the actor, calling him a "left-leaning pretend intellectual" who had contaminated a religious place with his speech.
Karnataka, where elections are due later this year, has seen intense political sparring over the past few months.
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