Bollywood item girl Rakhi Sawant follows Kejriwal, to contest election

Rakhi Sawant
Mumbai, March 27: Bollywood item girl Rakhi Sawant seems to have started following the steps shown by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal. As the later has begun his political career to work for the aam-aadmi (common man), the former too has vowed to work for the betterment of the aam-aadmi.

Sawant, who always like to be in the limelight, decided to contest upcoming Lok Sabha election 2014 from Mumbai North-West constituency. She also promised to restore women's safety in the metropolis.

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.

A political party had offered her a ticket, and she would soon reveal its name

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 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.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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