'Salman Khan Doesn't Know Anything... He is Confused' - The New Indian Express

'Salman Khan Doesn't Know Anything... He is Confused'

Published: 06th Apr 2014 08:45:35 AM

Bollywood actor and Rashtriya Aam Party (RAP) leader Rakhi Sawant tells Kiran Tare that AAP is spreading the rot and not cleaning it:

What made you join politics and contest an election?

Gurudas Kamat (the sitting MP) did nothing for my area in last five years. He did not meet the common people. He claims he brought the Metro here. It is the Centre’s project. What is Kamat’s contribution? Kamat must explain with whom he maintained the contact—with the common people or the rich builders.

You had called yourself “BJP ki beti” . Why did you form a party?

I had not launched my party, Rashtirya Aam Party at that time. I was an actor then. I was acting in films. Now, I am not an actor. I have given up my career to serve the people.

What is the idea behind choosing green chilly as a symbol?

I had gone through the symbols available with the election commission before I announced the party's launch. We haven't got the green chilly symbol yet. We have given two more options, a pair of scissor or a stick. By choosing chilly, I will show how much spicy is a green chilly. My party will be the voice for the underprivileged class. It will address the issues of those who are unhappy and depressed.

How many seats is your party contesting?

We are contesting against Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi. Our candidates will contest against Priya Dutt in Mumbai North-Central and Sanjeev Naik in Thane.

What are your poll promises?

Women's safety is my top priority. I will work for employment generation as well. I will also work for policemen and rickshaw drivers who are forced to live in the slums.

Your hoardings in the traditional nine yard saree are attracting attention. Why did you turn to the outfit?

I don't discriminate on the basis of religion and caste. Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Issai, har koi Rakhi ka bhai. I am not AK-49. I will work for everyone.

Are you upset with Mayank Gandhi's remarks?

Mayank Gandhi is scared of me. He does not have courage to face me. AAP gandagi saaf karne nahi, failane aayi hain. (AAP is spreading the rot and not cleaning it.) Their broom will be used for cleaning toilets after polls. I will show them what woman power is.

Will you support Narendra Modi if you are elected?

No comments. I will extend my support to those who work for the people.

Another film personality Mahesh Manjrekar is your rival. Do you expect support from the film industry?

The film industry is overwhelmingly supporting me. Salman Khan doesn't know anything about my constituency. He is unaware of the issues here. Still, he supported Kamat. He should understand that he is playing with the slum dwellers' sentiments. The people have made him a star. He should not disrespect them. Sometimes he praises Modi and sometimes Kamat. Salman is a confused person.

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