Mallika Sarabhai invites Advani for open debate

April 6th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Ahmedabad, April 6 (IANS) Noted danseuse Mallika Sarabhai Monday invited Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani for a public debate on his achievements during his last four terms as the MP from the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat.
“I invite the senior BJP leader for an open debate on his achievements in his constituency even though he had not learnt to converse in Gujarati after being elected from Gandhinagar for so many terms as MP,” Sarabhai told reporters at a press conference here Monday evening.

Sarabhai said that she would be putting up five questions every week for Advani to answer till the campaigning gets over in Gujarat.

She said that there are residents of villages in Gandhinagar district whose homes do not have a toilet for the past six decades. An amount of Rs.2 crore had only been utilised by Advani for carrying out developmental work and a total of Rs.8 crore had been returned by him to the central government unutilised during his last four terms as MP, she said.

“In the Sanand taluka which comes under the Gandhinagar constituency, a number of the residents in the villages still do not have voter cards,” Sarabhai said.

“In the muslim dominated Juhapura locality, which comes under the Gandhinagar constituency, only 75,000 of the 3.75 lakh population has voter cards,” she said.

Referring to the suggestion made by Advani to formulate a law for bringing back black money stashed abroad by Indian nationals, she said that Advani needs to clarify whose black money had been stashed abroad.

“Is it industrialists or politicians. The BJP leader should come out with the list of names of the individuals whose black money had been stashed in banks abroad,” Sarabhai said.

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