New Delhi:Â Bollywood superstar Salman Khan Thursday said he will not be campaigning for any political party for the Lok Sabha polls, days after a Congress leader in Madhya Pradesh claimed that his party is speaking to the actor for electoral canvassing.Â âContrary to the rumours I am not contesting elections nor campaigning for any political party,â Khan said in a tweet.Â Â
On Tuesday, state Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi said that party leaders have already talked to Khan to campaign in Indore and they were almost certain that he will be campaigning.Â Â Khan was born in Indoreâs Palasia area in 1965 and spent a substantial part of his childhood in that city before moving to Mumbai.Â Â
Indore, Madhya Pradeshâs largest city, has been a BJP bastion since Sumitra Mahajan defeated former chief minister and senior Congress member Prakash Chandra Sethi in 1989.Â Â Mahajan, an eight-time MP who went on to be Lok Sabha speaker, has retained the seat since then. Â Â Â Â
Salman campaigned and participated in a road show for the Congressâ Indore mayoral candidate Pankaj Sanghavi in 2009.Â Â However, the move did not pay off as senior BJP leader Krishna Murari Moghe defeated him.Â Â Elections in Madhya Pradesh will be held over four phases starting April 29.