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Priya Dutt 'disappointed' over Sanjay's association with SP

January 14, 2009 13:23 IST

Congress Member of Parliament Priya Dutt on Wednesday expressed her disappointment over her actor-brother Sanjay Dutt's decision to associate with the Sawajwadi Party for the Lok Sabha polls.

"Definitely there is disappointment. We have always been a Congress family. I hope he would have fought for the Congress party," Dutt, a sitting MP from northwest Mumbai, said.

She stressed that her brother's decision to associate with the Samajwadi Party was completely an individual one and there was no family feud over it.

"There is no family feud. Everybody is free to take a decision for himself or herself. This is Sanjay's decision and he has to take responsibility for this," she said.

Dutt declined to comment when asked if Sanjay's wife Manyata had played any role in her brother's decision.

She said she was misinterpreted by a section of the media about her views on Sanjay's move.

"Everyone has a right to take his own individual decision. I don't want to pass judgment on anybody's life. But at the time of crisis, we are one as a family," she said.

Asked whether her brother decided to join the Samajwadi Party as the Congress 'did not stand by him' Dutt said, "I do not think that is true".

Dutt said that her parents' name should not be dragged into any controversy.

"I have never brought my family to public life. My parents and family should not be brought into any controversy," she said.

Dutt added that Sanjay's decision to associate with the Samajwadi Party had not been discussed within the family.

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