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When Mallika Sarabhai begged for elections!

  • Bhaskar News
  • Nov 29, 2012, 19:48 PM IST
When Mallika Sarabhai begged for elections!
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Gandhinagar:In 2009, when both the BJP and the Congress were locked in a political battle for the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, an independent candidate came-up with her own idea of contesting the elections. Mallika Sarabhai became the face of media glare when she decided to beg to contest in elections.

Sarabhai announced her candidature against the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate L K Advani for the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, as an independent candidate. She launched her campaign as a Satyagraha against the politics of hatred. However, she lost to L K Advani by a huge margin, forfeiting her deposit.

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    A Congress spokesperson had then made it clear that she was not the Congress's candidate, nevertheless there was speculation that the Congress high command had asked the Gujarat state unit to support her candidature.

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    She described her candidature as a Satyagraha against the politics of hatred. She eventually lost to L K Advani by a huge margin and forfeited her election deposit in the process.

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    Sarabhai protested against the Chief Minister Narendra Modi's sadbhavna fast in Sept 2011.

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    Daughter of Classical Dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai and renowned Space Scientist Vikram Sarabhai, Mallika is an
    accomplished Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dancer.

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