Rakhi Sawant to contest from Mumbai North-West
MUMBAI : Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant on Wednesday said she is going to contest the Lok Sabha election from the Mumbai North-West constituency on the plank of restoring women’s safety in the metropolis.Ms Sawant’s rivals would be the Congress’ Gurudas Kamat, Shiv Sena’s Gajanan Kirtikar, actor-director Mahesh Manjrekar of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, and Mayank Gandhi of the Aam Aadmi Party.
When asked if she would be standing as an independent, she said a political party had offered her a ticket, and she would soon reveal its name.”I don’t know how to play politics. I am here to solve the problems of common man. My aim is to do good work for the society. I am not striving to become a politician. People want me to fight the election and hence I am here,” she told Reporters.
“I have been doing a lot of social work for the last seven years. My aim is to bring back women’s safety. I don’t want Mumbai to become like Delhi. I want to arrange self-defence and karate classes for women so that they can protect themselves,” she said.