In a shocking incident, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik accused actor-turned politician Govinda of taking underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's help in 2004 Lok Sabha polls to defeat him. In 2004, Govinda had defeated Ram Naik from Mumbai North by 50,000 votes.
However, Govinda has rubbished Ram Naik's claims that the actor had taken help from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to defeat him during polls. The Bollywood actor even went on to said, Naik is trying to malign his image and also appealed PM Narendra Modi to help him.
"Ram Naikji is a senior leader and whatever he has said doesn't suit his stature. What is he trying to suggest? People of the constituency (north Mumbai) work for underworld? How did he manage to rule for 25 years? I appeal to the PM and other higher authorities to intervene in the matter," Govinda said.
The UP Governor in his Marathi book Chaireveti, has levelled charges against Govinda.