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Keith Vaz ‘one of the best MPs for the Asian community’

Keith Vaz with Sanjay Dutt

By: Eastern Eye Staff

This should not sound like a political obituary, but Keith Vaz certainly brought dash and colour to politics – especially to that of Leicester East, which he has served as MP since 1987. In May 2010, Sanjay Dutt turned up to campaign for Vaz just before the general election. As the Bollywood star prepared to say a few words, he slipped unconsciously into the role of Munnabhai [from his popular film Lage Raho Munnabhai]. “Mamu,” he began, in Hindi film dialogue. “Lage raho,” someone from the crowd shouted. Staying in character, Munnabhai admitted he wasn’t too hot on politics but…

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