Prakash Jha to contest LS poll from Bettiah in Bihar

February 10th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyBhopal, Feb 10 (IANS) Film producer Prakash Jha, who is here shooting his film ‘Rajneeti’, Tuesday said he would contest the Lok Sabha elections from Bettiah constituency in West Champaran district of Bihar.

Talking to reporters, Jha said this time he would not contest as an independent candidate but in all probability for some political party.

“I contested the previous Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate but now I will be in fray as a candidate of some political party,” he said.

On which party he would contest from, Jha said that he enjoyed good relations with everyone in Bihar, be it Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) supremo Ram Vilas Paswan, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as well as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s L.K. Advani and it is yet to be decided for which party he would contest.

“I am in constant touch with my people in Bihar for the past five years and regularly serving them. As such, the party for which I contest is immaterial. However, it is certain that I will contest for that party which will talk about development and serving people in the real sense”, he said.

Jha also denied that the role played by Katrina Kaif in his ‘Rajneeti’ had anything to do with Congress president Sonia Gandhi. “It has nothing to do with either the life or political career of Sonia Gandhi”, he said.

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