Hema Malini who is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Mathura as the BJP's candidate is very upset by recent reports that her family has not accompanied her on her campaign trail.
"Says who?" the Dream Girl shoots back at the detractors who claim she has been abandoned by her family as she pursues an electoral nirvana. "My younger daughter Ahana was here last week. And my older daughter Esha will be here this week. Dharamji too will here in a few days. It's just I've asked them to join me in the later part of my campaign when the election fever heats up. No point in asking them to join me earlier."
Hema says attempts to portray her as the tantrum-throwing Bollywood queen are feeble attempts to discredit her. "Nowhere have I shown any weakness or irresolution. Still my opponents talk of how distant I am from the local people of Mathura. Let the local people decide what they feel about me."