Ahmedabad, Mar 20 (ANI): Renowned dancer and social activist Mallika Sarabhai has said that she would contest in the general elections as an independent candidate from Gandhinagar.
This is the constituency from where Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 's L K Advani was elected in the previous elections and is again contesting this time, also as the party's prime ministerial candidate.
Sarabhai, who had posed stern opposition to the Hindu rightist factions in Gujarat, said that for the past several years she had been prompted by a host of her well-wishers to enter the political arena and contest in the elections.
"When my friends, admirers, and my social activist friends told me that the time has come to enter politics, so I thought hard. Today, I decided to contest as an independent candidate in Gujarat," said Sarabhai.
Further, she noted that the place she will represent the 'secular forces' and is no way scared to fight against a seasoned politician and tough contender like Advani.
"It is my privilege that from where I am contesting also happens to be the constituency in which the prime ministerial aspirant is also a candidate," added Sarabhai.
Sarabhai was in the forefront in lashing out at Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi by blaming him for inciting the post-Godhra communal violence of 2002 in Gujarat. (ANI)