The Mumbai north central seat in Maharashtra will witness a heated battle this Lok Sabha election with heirs of two political stalwarts facing off. Priya Dutt, Congress leader and daughter of late Sunil Dutt, is challenging the incumbent MP Poonam Mahajan of the BJP, who is daughter of late Pramod Mahajan. Republic TV caught up with Priya Dutt as she campaigned in the constituency.
Talking about her decision to contest the elections, Priya Dutt told Republic TV:
"It was not Mr Rahul Gandhi who convinced me to contest the elections but it was some things that he said that made me contest again. I went to meet him to tell him that I am not fighting the elections this time and he was very supportive. He said Priya we all are fighting not for ourselves but for this country. And that made me rethink my decision. I think people like us, who believe in unity and fabric of our country, should give back to our country".
'Padh Yatras vs Personal Connect'
"Campaign is going on very well in the sense that we planned it in a way that we are reaching out to people. And as you saw that there is an interaction. I like this type of campaign because it helps to connect with people unlike padh yatras", she said.
The Congress candidate from Mumbai North Central Priya Dutt isn't one to shy away from her admissions. She said that "there is always a comparision"n between her with her Father Sunil Dutt.
"I think, there is always a comparision. That is something I have to live with. I love the fact that I am my own individual. I hve a slightly dfferenyt way of working. We need to change with the time as well. Unfortunately, this generation is not the same as my father's generation in politics. So, we have to change with time".