Sanjay Dutt woos Muslim clerics in Lucknow

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Lucknow, Mar 17 (ANI): Bollywood actor and Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate from Lucknow Sanjay Dutt sought the support of Muslim clerics.

Dutt visited a mosque and termed it as 'personal' visit.

Dutt said that he wanted Muslim clerics to pray for him so that the Supreme Court grants him permission to contest the elections.

"I would ask the Muslim clerics to pray for me, so that I get permission. I have full faith in the Supreme Court and God. And even if I don't get the permission then also I would stay here only," said Dutt.

Later, Dutt held talks with prominent Muslim clerics.

"Dutt has come here as a guest and being hosts, we have welcomed our guest," said Abdul Firangi Mahli, a Muslim cleric.

In the evening, Dutt visited the National Inter-College in the city and promised to build a top-class college with all the facilities.

"With God's blessing, if I become a parliamentarian, then I would construct a top most college with all the facilities like cricket ground, football ground and all other facilities would be available," said Dutt.

Dutt's nomination hinges on the Election Commission's decision to let him contest since he has been convicted to a jail term of six years in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

The SP and Congress have at present agreed to a loose seat-sharing deal on majority of seats in Uttar Pradesh.

In Uttar Pradesh, the SP and Congress will be facing the BSP and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). (ANI)

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