Why were you denied ticket?
I am not sure. Have I been denied it for supporting Dalit protests against (dilution of) SC/ST Act, holding a rally against sealing, supporting equal rights for women in Sabarimala or being the second-best MP in India in terms of performance?
Don’t some actions amount to taking an anti-party line?
If vacancies are not being filled for the last four-five years, should I not speak? I have come out as a voice for society, not to fulfill my desires. SC says women should be allowed inside a temple, half the population cannot be denied rights in the name of religion. Have I said something wrong? Click here for more election news
What is next? Joining AAP, Congress?
I have not decided yet. I had a conversation with (Arvind) Kejriwal on the phone. He told me to remember the time he said I will be denied a ticket. Rahul ji had also told me two times that you are in the wrong party. Now I’m wondering whether they were right and I was wrong.
BJP might say you can serve party without a ticket.
I raise my voice for Dalits and the poor, how will I help them if I don’t get any position?
Why not fight as an Independent?
It is not possible to advertise my symbol in such a short time, and I fight elections to win.
Your supporters have been accused of creating a ruckus in the BJP office.
This was done against my decision.