Rakhi Sawant to contest from Mumbai North-West.

Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant says she is going to contest the Lok Sabha election from the Mumbai North-West constituency on the plank of restoring women’s safety in the metropolis.

Rakhi’s rivals would be Congress’s Gurudas Kamat, Shiv Sena’s Gajanan Kirtikar, actor—director Mahesh Manjrekar of MNS, and Mayank Gandhi of AAP.

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.

Rakhi had been offered a BJP ticket from Srirampur in West Bengal, but she said she declined it as she didn’t know the local language.

PTI