Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt is the SP’’s candidate from Lucknow

January 8th, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai/Lucknow, Jan.8 (ANI): Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt will contest the 2009 general elections on a Samajwadi Party (SP) ticket. Fellow actor and Bhojpuri film star Manoj Tiwari will also contest the polls from the same party.
Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh told mediapersons on Thursday, said that if Dutt was disallowed from contesting the elections because of the criminal cases against him, the party would move the Election Commission or the Supreme Court.
“Dutt told me you are like my elder brother. He said he would do anything I ask him to though he said he was not a political person,” said the SP general secretary.
The constituency is currently represented by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Dutt, who is facing a six-year sentence in the 1993 bomb blasts case, has approached the Supreme Court for an acquittal.
Tiwari said that party president Mulayam Singh Yadav had asked him to contest the polls from Gorakhpur. (ANI)

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