‘I will not contest election, will not campaign for any political party’: Salman
GSN: Bollywood actor Salman Khan said he would not contest the Lok Sabha Poll. Even I would not even campaign for any political party,” he added. “Contrary to the rumours I am not contesting elections nor campaigning for any political party,” Salman Khan also tweeted the same. His tweet came after a report said that the Madhya Pradesh Congress requested the actor to campaign for the party in Indore.
The actor was born in Indore’s Palasia area in 1965 and has spent a substantial part of his childhood there before moving to Mumbai.
“Our leaders have already talked to Salman Khan to campaign for us in Indore. We are sure the actor would campaign for us,” Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi had told the PTI.
The BJP has held Indore seat since 1989, when Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan defeated former chief minister and senior Congressman Prakash Chandra Sethi in 1989.
The actor has a massive following in the country and is considered as a crowd puller. He, however, remains away from politics.
He had participated in a road show organised by the Congress’s mayoral candidate in 2009.
Before the 2014 general election, he had participated in a kite-flying festival in Gujarat. PM Modi, then the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, also took part in the function. “God will decide who is the best man for the country; May the best man win,” Khan had said after the event.
The seven-round general election will begin on 11th April and the result will be declared on 23rd May.