Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt on Monday denied a Maharashtra’s minister Mahadev Jankar claim that he would be joining politics soon.
On Sunday, state Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Minister Mahadev Jankar announced that Mr Dutt will join his party, Rashtriya Samaj Paksh (RSP), on September 25.
The 60-year-old actor, clarified that he wished Mr Jankar luck but would not be joining any party.
Mr Sanjay Dutt says, “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.”
Mr 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. He was later appointed as general secretary but resigned and eventually left the party.
Reports of Sanjay Dutt joining politics also started ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, but he had denied the reports.