Amid the reports of Madhya Pradesh Congress requesting Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to contest from the Indore Lok Sabha seat in the ensuing 2019 polls, the 'Sultan' actor has broken his silence in the matter.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Salman Khan responded to the 'rumours', saying that he is not contesting elections or campaigning for any political party in the 2019 polls.
The statement by the actor is likely to serve as a major disappointment for Congress as the party spokesperson from Madhya Pradesh Pankaj Chaturvedi, who had expressed confidence that the actor will campaign for the Rahul Gandhi-led party.
"Our leaders have already talked to Salman Khan to campaign for us in Indore. We are sure the actor would campaign for us," MP Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi said.
As per reports, Congress had sought help from Salman Khan to breach the BJP's Indore citadel asserting that 'Race 3' actor was born in Indore's Palasia area in 1965 and had spent a substantial part of his childhood in that city before moving to Mumbai.
While the actor, who generally keeps away from politics, had campaigned and participated in a roadshow for the Congress' Indore mayoral candidate Pankaj Sanghavi in 2009, he has denied on campaigning for any political party in 2019.
Meanwhile, Salman Khan on Thursday responded to PM Modi's tweet urging him and other Bollywood actors to encourage the voters of India to come out and execute their rights in the General Elections which are scheduled to take place between April and May.
The 'Bhaijaan' of Bollywood, on the auspicious day of Holi, replied to PM Modi's tweet and said: "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."