Sanjay Dutt denies contesting LS poll, extends support to sister Priya Dutt

New Delhi: Sanjay Dutt has set the record straight once and for all. Putting all rumours to rest, the actor on Monday said that he is not contesting the Lok Sabha elections. He also extended full support to his sister Priya Dutt, who is a Congress candidate from Mumbai Northwest constituency.

Urging people to cast their vote in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, the actor took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “The rumour about me contesting for the Lok Sabha elections is not true. I stand with my country and in full support for my sister Priya Dutt. I urge everyone to come out in maximum numbers and cast their votes for our nation!”

Sanjay Dutt has not always maintained distance from politics. Sanjay was a Samajwadi Party candidate for Lucknow Parliamentary constituency in 2009. However, he had to withdraw his name after the court refused to suspend his conviction under the Arms’ Act.

Earlier this month, Salman Khan also put an end to all speculations of him entering the political arena and tweeted, “Contrary to the rumours I am not contesting elections nor campaigning for any political party.”
Although the two made it very clear that they are not participating in the big race this year, they did, like many other Bollywood celebrities, urge people to vote.

A few days back Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged many Bollywood celebrities to create awareness for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and ask their fans to vote.

Prime Minister Modi had asked Salman, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, AmitabhBachchan, among many others to use their mass appeal to inspire the citizens to participate in the elections.