Uddhav Thackeray is like my brother: Rakhi Sawant
Bollywood's item girl Rakhi Sawant, who will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North West Constituency as an Independent candidate, said Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is like her brother.
"Uddhav ji is like my brother. It is he who woke my conscience up. He believes that I will be a better politician than Arvind Kejriwal. So I will prove it now," said Sawant.
Sawant said she has always fought for the people.
"I have been serving people for long time...Today, people made me contest the elections. I am not scared at all," she told media.
The item girl will fight from Mumbai North-West constituency against Congress leader Gurudas Kamat, Shiv Sena's Gajanan Kirtikar, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s Mayank Gandhi and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)'s Mahesh Manjrekar and Kamaal Rashid Khan (KRK) from Samajwadi Party.
She will file her nomination on Mar 29, reports said.
Pertinently, in January, Thackeray, in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana', had attacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo and the then Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and said an item girl like Rakhi Sawant can govern the national capital better than him.
Thackeray had said: "A new fair of mad people has risen in the country, and a mad (yeda in Marathi) called Arvind Kejriwal is its head."
"Kejriwal made singular and derogatory references to Sushilkumar Shinde (Union Home Minister). What culture is this? This is the language of white collar criminals and thieves," he said.
"The mob culture against which Kejriwal spoke till yesterday, he himself resorted to the same. So what's different about AAP then?" said Thackeray.
He said even AAP supporter and author Chetan Bhagat termed the party as an item girl.
"Even a supporter like Chetan Bhagat felt ashamed of it and termed AAP as an item girl, Shinde called it mad and NCP's DP Tripathi called it a snake," said Thackeray.
(Posted on 27-03-2014)