Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has dismissed rumours that he is contesting the Lok Sabha elections with a tweet stating the same while also urging his fellow countrymen to come out in full force to vote.

Rumours had surfaced that he was set to follow in his father, late actor-Congress MP Sunil Dutt’s footsteps and contest the polls from Ghaziabad.

Taking to Twitter, Sanjay wrote, “The rumor about me contesting for the Loksabha elections is not true. I stand with my country and in full support for my sister @PriyaDutt_INC. I urge everyone to come out in maximum numbers and cast their vote for our nation!”

This is not the first time that Sanjay’s name has figured in electoral politics, as in 2009 when he was a Samajwadi Party candidate he had tried to contest the Lok Sabha elections but was made to withdraw after the court refused to suspend his conviction under the Arms Act. He was even appointed general secretary for SP but he resigned and later quit the party.