Danseuse Mallika Sarabhia, who is contesting Lok Sabha election from Gandhinagar constituency against BJP’s prime ministerial candidate L K Advani, on Thursday filed her nominations as an independent candidate.
Apart from Sarabhai, Congress candidate from Bhavnagar Mahavirsinh Gohil and BJP candidate from Valsad Dhir Patel also filed their nomination forms in their respective constituencies.
Sarabhai, who has been vocal against the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi government since 2002 riots, will take on Advani, who has represented the constituency four time, and Congress leader Suresh Patel who is an MLA from Kalol.
She brought Rs 10,000 deposit amount in a cane basket filled with currency notes with different denominations.
Sarabhai said the money in the basket was the donation received from her wellwishers. While filing her nomination, Sarabhai declared that she has Rs 1,12,05,911 in cash and Rs 12,01,07,323 crore in bonds and debentures, Gandhinagar district officials said.
Her other assets include investment in postal schemes and life insurance worth Rs 5,59,585 lakh, they said.