Advani is the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate. To the delight of secular forces, he is challenged by Mallika  Sarabhai.  None could be more suitable an opponent of Advani than Mallika.


According to a dispatch from Aniruddha Das (, Mallika Sarabhai will contest against L  K Advani for the  Gandhinagar (Gujarat) Parliamentary seat as an independent candidate.  Mallika Sarabhai is a renowned Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dancer, who along with her mother Mrinalini  Sarabhai manages the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts located at Ahmedabad. In 1989 she performed  hard-hitting solo theatrical works, Shakti: The Power of Women. As well, she direct and  acted in numerous  productions concerned with relevant  social issues. As a noteworthy action, Mallika Sarabhai also wrote the  script of the play Unsuni based on Harsh Mander’s book Unheard Voices. Arvind Gaur translate it in hindi and  Mallika Sarabhai direct Unsuni for Darpana Academy, which was staged at many places in India.  Mallika Sarabhai took the  cause of the Gujarat riot victims and  was  the first to file a public interest litigation in  the Supreme Court against the BJP government’s alleged role in fomenting communal violence across Gujarat.   


Mallika Sarabhai said she had neither personally approached the Congress nor did the Congress offer to make  her its candidate. She announced to be a  people’s candidate. She may be the most suitable candidate to defeat  Advani, and if she does, he would have done a great service to India.


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