Sanjay Dutt NOT Contesting Lok Sabha Elections Or Joining Any Political Party, Actor Puts Rumours To Rest

Sanjay Dutt NOT Contesting Lok Sabha Elections Or Joining Any Political Party, Actor Puts Rumours To Rest

There were rumours that Sanjay Dutt would be fielded from Karnal Lok Sabha seat in Haryana on a Congress ticket against BJP leader and former Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar. However, the actor's post on X has put a stop to all such speculations.

Sachin TUpdated: Monday, April 08, 2024, 04:53 PM IST
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Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has clarified that he is not joining politics. After several media reports claimed that he might contest the Lok Sabha polls, the actor said that it is not true and asked his fans and followers not to believe the rumours doing the rounds on social media.

Taking to his official X account on Monday (April 8), the actor wrote, "I would like to put all rumours about me joining politics to rest. I am not joining any party or contesting elections. If I do decide to step into the political arena then I will be the first one to announce it."

He added, "Please refrain from believing what is being circulated in the news about me as of now."

There were rumours that Sanjay Dutt would be fielded from Karnal Lok Sabha seat in Haryana on a Congress ticket against BJP leader and former Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar. However, the actor's post on X has put a stop to all such speculations.

Well, this is not the first time that the actor has quashed rumours of his entry into politics. In 2019, he had denied Maharashtra Minister Mahadev Jankar's claim that he would be join his party, Rashtriya Samaj Paksh. He has focussed majorly on his film career and personal life.

The actor has always been associated with politics due to his family background. His father, late actor Sunil Dutt, had served as a Member of Parliament for the Congress. His sister, Priya Dutt, is also a former MP of Congress from Mumbai.

In 2009, Sanjay was a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate from the Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency, however, he withdrew after the court refused to suspend his conviction under the Arms Act. He was later appointed as the General Secretary but he resigned and bid goodbye to the party.

Meanwhile, on the film front, the actor will be seen in films like Baap and Welcome To The Jungle with over 20 co-stars. The film is all set to hit theatres on December 20, 2024.

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