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Mallika Sarabhai blasts AAP, a week after joining it

 

Mumbai Mirror | Jan 14, 2014,
Mallika Sarabhai blasts AAP, a week after joining it
In her outburst, Sarabhai condemned Kumar Vishwas and said that Vishwas’s views in a YouTube video were ‘disturbing’

Roxy Gagdekar,

Activist and danseuse Mallika Sarabhai, who joined the Aam Aadmi Party barely a week ago, has now blasted the party for ‘lacking’ a wider political perspective in an article that appeared in a regional newspaper in Gujarat.Ahmedabad-based Sarabhai, daughter of legendary space scientist Vikram Sarabhai and classical dancer Mrinalini who unsuccessfully contested the 2009 Lok Sabha elections against L K Advani from Gandhinagar, wondered whether the AAP was a “men-oriented party or did it not get the time to even think in this direction?”

In her outburst, Sarabhai had condemned , and referred to a Youtube video. She said that Vishwas’s views in the video were ‘disturbing’.

“He comes across as sexist and antigay, and has an anti-minority point of view, and at the same time praises Narendra Modi,” she said.

Even as her outburst against the party created an uproar, Sarabhai told Mirror that was a work-in-progress and that she wanted to be a part of it.

“It is the most positive thing to happen in many decades and takes democracy back to the people,” she said, adding that the views she expressed on the party were her personal observations.

“I am not saying that the party lacks a wider perspective; its perspective is being formed. And the thinktank needs to air these issues,” she said.

Reacting to Sarabhai’s article, AAP’s convenor Sukhdev Patel said that it was “unfortunate that she was seeing the party from very far

ref videos: Kumar Vishwas http://youtu.be/O_piQI8uF4s

Kumar Vishwas praising Modi (calling him Lord Shiva) http://youtu.be/sc5u30tnIWI

 

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Comment (1)

  1. Sneha

    I agree these comments are sexist and gender-biased. If AAP wants to continue to be a promising party, it needs to be self-reflective and use the broom within the party too.

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