Mumbai, April 22: Popular Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt on Monday campaigned for sister Priya Dutt. Priya Dutt is the Congress candidate from Mumbai North Central seat. Sanjay Dutt and Priya Dutt were seen campaigning in an open jeep, surrounded by people and Congress workers. Congress' 2nd List of Candidates For Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Priya Dutt, Raj Babbar, Sriprakash Jaiswal Among 21 Leaders Named; Check Full List.
Priya Dutt has previously served as an MP from the seat in the 15th Lok Sabha. Dutt's father Sunil Dutt had also been an MP from the seat. However, Priya Dutt lost the 2014 Lok Sabha polls to Poonam Mahajan, who won on a BJP ticket.
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Priya was accompanied by her brother and actor Sanjay Dutt at the Collector’s office even at the time of filing her nominations. She will be fighting against BJP’s sitting MP, Poonam Mahajan, who had defeated her by a margin of over 1.86 lakh votes in 2014 general elections.
Dutt had entered electoral politics in 2005 and has been contesting from Mumbai North Central parliamentary constituency seat since then. Her brother Sanjay Dutt too had jumped into the political fray when in 2009 he was set to contest the Lucknow parliamentary seat as a Samajwadi Party candidate.
However, he had to withdraw his name after the Supreme Court refused to suspend his conviction under the Arms Act.Maharashtra will go to polls in four phases starting April 11 for its 48 parliamentary constituencies. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.