After 2004 Election
In an emotionally charged episode following the elections, Swaraj threatened to tonsure her head, don a white Saree, eat only grams and sleep on the floor to protest against the foreign rule if Sonia Gandhi, the Italian-born Congress leader, became the Prime Minister of India. She announced that she will follow the footsteps of legendary warrior Maharana Pratap. Sonia Gandhi decided not to stake her claim for the Prime Minister's position.
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