Ex-Congress MP Priya Dutt won't contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls, announces break from politics
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Jan 8 : Former Congress MP Priya Dutt on Monday announced that she will not be contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
"As a Member of Parliament, I did my best to serve my constituents and sincerely represented their interests in the Parliament. I do not believe that contesting an election is the only way to serve the people. I have seen the selfless service of many people who effectively make a difference in society, and I want to do likewise," read a press statement issued by her, announcing a break from active politics.
She had entered electoral politics in 2005 and has been contesting from the North Central Mumbai Parliamentary constituency. She had fought three general assembly elections, the last one being in 2014.