Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt on Monday (August 27) denied Maharashtra State Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Minister’s claim that he will be joining politics soon.
Maharashtra’s ruling coalition partner Rashtriya Samaj Paksha (RSP) chief and state Minister Mahadev Jankar on Sunday (August 25) claimed that Sanjay Dutt would join his party on September 25.
“I will not be joining any political party. Jankar is a dear friend and brother of mine and I humbly wish him good luck for his future endeavours,” said Sanjay, who was fielded by Samajwadi Party as a Lok Sabha candidate from Lucknow in 2009.
It all started when a video clip of the actor was played, in which he had said: “I congratulate RSP National President Mahadev Jankar, my friend and my brother. If I would have been here, I would have come.”
Referring to the video, Jankar had claimed, “Just now you heard the bytes of big boss… big brother. Sanjay Dutt has given September 25 day to join (RSP).”
Jankar also said the RSP was tapping the film industry to expand the party organization.
“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.
Sanjay Dutt’s parents Nargis Dutt and Sunil Dutt have been the Members of Parliament. Sunil Dutt was also a Minister in Manmohan Singh’s cabinet. Dutt’s sister Priya too has been an MP.
Sanjay Dutt, who was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast case, also joined the Samajwadi Party in 2009 but later resigned.