Rakhi Sawant to contest from Mumbai North-West
Mumbai: Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant 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.
Rakhi`s rivals would be Congress`s Gurudas Kamat, Shiv Sena`s Gajanan Kirtikar, actor-director Mahesh Manjrekar of MNS, and Mayank Gandhi of AAP.
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," the feisty item-girl told PTI.
"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.
Rakhi had been offered a BJP ticket from Srirampur in West Bengal, but she said she declined it as she didn`t know the local language.
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