'Sanjay always welcome to Congress'

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New Delhi, Jan 16: After his sister and sitting Congress MP Priya Dutt openly voiced her discontent regarding his entry to politics through Samajwadi Party ticket, Bollywood star SanjayDutt said his political options are still open. Now Samajwadi party and Congress are doing their best to cast Sanjay Dutt under their banner.

Amar Singh, the SP General Secretary said who earlier declared that Sanjay Dutt will contest from Lucknow in SP seat reiterated Sanjay's candidature. He said, "I am not a fool to announce somebody's name without consulting him. He has told to me and Jayaji even today that on the 17th, he is going to visit Lucknow, and if he does not want to contest, nobody can force him..."

But Congress, the SP ally is hoping that if Sanjay Dutt joims politics, he will follow his father's party. Salman Khurshid, senior Congress leader said, "He has to decide whether he wants to come into politics, and whose hand he wants to hold. I am sure there is a place for him in the Congress. We wouldn't want him to become a bone of contention between us and Samajwadi. Let the decision come from him."

Meanwhile Sanjay said, "I have not yet decided to join politics. My father was less a politician and more a social worker." On Wednesday, Jan 14 Sanjay's sister and Congress MP Priya Dutt has openly voiced her discontent regarding Sanjay's enter through Samajwadi Party ticket instead of Congress. When asked about this she said, "definitely there is disappointment. We have always been a Congress family. I wish he had fought for the Congress party,"

However, Priya Dutt said that even though she was upset over the her brother's decision of joining SP, there was absolutely no family feud over it. "There is no family feud. Everybody is free to take a decision for himself or herself. This is Sanjay's decision and he has to take responsibility for this," she said.

It seems that Sanjay Dutt is now carefully weighing his options after the first announcement of his plan to join politics which brought to lime light the differences within Dutt family.

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OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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