Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh said that Bollywood film star Sanjay Dutt will be his party’s candidate to contest the next Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow.
The constituency is currently represented by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Amar Singh 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. In any event, Dutt would campaign for SP in the ensuing elections.
Sanjay Dutt’s sister is a Congress MP from Mumbai North.