Priya Dutt will not contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Mumbai: Ending speculations over her future political move months after she was ‘relieved’ as an AICC secretary, high-profile former Congress MP Priya Dutt on Monday announced that she would not contest the 2019 elections and spend more time with her family.

In a statement, the former Congress MP said she had shared her decision to take a break from active politics with Congress president Rahul Gandhi a couple of months ago. The Congress leader also said that she was committed to work for the party and its candidate, but “would not support anyone against her conscience.

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