Mumbai: Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan on Thursday said he is not contesting Lok Sabha election.
In a post on social media, Salman said, ''Contrary to the rumours I am not contesting elections nor campaigning for any political party.''The tweet came after reports that Madhya Pradesh Congress has been trying to rope in Salman Khan to campaign for them in Indore.
Earlier on Thursday, responding to Prime Minister's tweet urging many Bollywood celebrities to create awareness about the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and ask their fans to vote, Salman quoted PM Modi's tweet and wrote, "We are a democracy and it is every Indian's right to vote. I urge every eligible Indian to exercise your right and participate in making the government."
In a tweet recently, Mr Modi had said, "Voting is not only a right but it's also a duty. Dear @BeingSalmanKhan and @aamir_khan. It is time to inspire and motivate youth in your own Andaz to vote so that we can strengthen Apna Democracy & Apna country."(UNI)