Three-time MP from Agra and UP Congress president Raj Babbar rubbished reports that his daughter Juhi Babbar may contest assembly election from Agra South constituency.
Talking to HT over phone, Babbar said on Friday that Juhi had told him that she had no intention to contest assembly election in Uttar Pradesh and reports suggesting her candidature from Agra South were imaginary.
Earlier, a section of the media had reported that Juhi Babbar may contest assembly election on a Congress ticket.
The UPCC chief said he would be very happy if his children join politics in future and choose Agra as their constituency. “Agra unka ghar hai (Agra is their home),” he said.
Raj Babbar was born in Agra and studied at Mufeed-e-Aam Inter College before joining theatre and film industry as an actor. He successfully contested parliamentary election from Agra seat on a Samajwadi Party ticket before losing as a Congress candidate from Fatehpur Sikri (Agra rural).
Juhi was active in the neighbouring city of Firozabad when Raj Babbar contested Lok Sabha byelection in 2009 and defeated Dimple Yadav, wife of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Juhi was instrumental in roping in film stars to campaign in favour of her father.
Juhi is married to actor Anup Soni. After his daughter’s marriage, Raj Babbar had organised a reception in Agra.
Juhi has worked in Hindi and Punjabi movies and has also assisted her mother Nadira Babbar in theatre productions.