Udayavni Special

I will not be joining any political party: Sanjay Dutt


Team Udayavani, Aug 26, 2019, 7:09 PM IST

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt on Monday denied a Maharashtra minister’s claim that he would be joining politics soon.

On Sunday, state Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Minister Mahadev Jankar announced that Dutt will join his party, Rashtriya Samaj Paksha (RSP), on September 25.

The 60-year-old actor, who earlier dabbled in politics as part of the Samajwadi Party, clarified that he wished Jankar luck but would not be joining any party.

“I will not be joining any political party. Mr Jankar is a dear friend and brother of mine and I humbly wish him good luck for his future endeavours,” Dutt said in a one-line statement to the media.

Jankar had said the RSP, a junior ally of the ruling BJP in Maharashtra, was tapping the film industry to expand the party organisation.

“We have started working in the film sector as well to expand our party. As part of which, actor Sanjay Dutt is also joining the Rashtriya Samaj Paksh on September 25,” he said.

Dutt was a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate from the Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency in 2009 but withdrew after the court refused to suspend his conviction under the Arms Act.

The actor-producer was later appointed as general secretary but resigned and eventually left the party.

Reports of Dutt joining politics also started ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, but he had denied the reports.

The actor’s father, the late Sunil Dutt, won the elections from Mumbai North West constituency as a Congress leader for five terms. The film veteran served as the minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in the UPA-I government during 2004-May 2005 before his death.

Dutt’s sister Priya Dutt is also a former MP of the Congress from Mumbai.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Babri verdict: BJP leaders Advani, Joshi, Bharti unlikely to be present in court

General Atlantic picks up 0.84 pc stake in Reliance Retail for Rs 3,675 cr

Hathras rape victim’s body forcibly taken for cremation by UP police at night, alleges family

US Presidential Debate: Trump says he’s right to choose SC nominee; Biden says should happen after election

Honnalli MLA MP Renukacharya tests positive for COVID-19

K’taka COVID-19 update: 10453 new cases, 6628 discharges, 136 deaths on Sep 28

Bengaluru: NCB busts drug syndicate, arrests mastermind




Related Articles More

Babri verdict: BJP leaders Advani, Joshi, Bharti unlikely to be present in court

Hathras rape victim’s body forcibly taken for cremation by UP police at night, alleges family

Delhi Deputy CM Sisodia tests negative for COVID-19, discharged

Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 strikes Gujarat’s Rajkot

India provides Dornier aircraft to Maldives in sync with growing strategic ties

MUST WATCH

Mangalore: Street Art that speaks on a social issue

Huge Python rescued in byndoor

Want to help farmers, Remove Middlemen | APMC Act Amendment ಆಗ್ಲೇ ಬೇಕು – Shiv Murthy Kota

How to Start Dairy Farm | Cow Farming Explained | Udayavani

Karnataka bandh evokes lukewarm response in Bajpe, Ujire and Belthangady

Latest Additions

Babri verdict: BJP leaders Advani, Joshi, Bharti unlikely to be present in court

Ready to accept any decision, say two Ministers amid Cabinet rejig speculation

General Atlantic picks up 0.84 pc stake in Reliance Retail for Rs 3,675 cr

Hathras rape victim’s body forcibly taken for cremation by UP police at night, alleges family

Man arrested in Kota for making hoax calls about bombs in Mumbai hostel, B’luru office

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.