Amisha says no to politics


    Amisha Patel is disturbed at rumours linking her to politics. Recently the Nationalist Congress Party stated that she'd contest the Lok Sabha election from Rajkot, Gujarat on an NCP ticket. Amisha says, "These statements are news to me. I have never shown willingness to contest from Rajkot.

    I have been approached by many political parties over the last seven years to contest. People are keen that I enter politics. They feel I have a headstart as my grandfather Rajni Patel was Indira Gandhi's right- hand man and an eminent politician. I was very close to him as a child. Automatically there was pressure on me to enter politics people would say, 'yeh dadaji ke baad ayegi' but right now I am busy with my film career and have no time to breathe."

    However Amisha doesn't completely dismiss the idea of becoming a politician later. She says, "I will be interested in entering politics in a couple of years perhaps, but not right now. Right now, I am too young and inexperienced."

    The actress feels that India today needs young, educated politicians like Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadhera. "We need young politicians to make a difference to society but before committing to it, I want to gain some experience and knowledge in politics. Right now, I have declined offers from all parties. My lack of experience and age that has led me to opting out now."

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