Hema Malini keeps anxious crowd waiting in Sikkim

Gangtok, April 26 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actress Hema Malini Sunday kept anxious Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters waiting in the Sikkim capital where she was to address an election meeting.

The BJP blamed the central government for the flop show, as a party leader said Hema Malini was denied permission to fly in a helicopter from Darjeeling to Gangtok.

However, Hema Malini later addressed the crowd over the phone after the anxious supporters had been waiting for over five hours in the sun.

"I desperately wanted to be with you today as I had a lot to share. My inability to come this time on behalf of the BJP, however, shall motivate me to come there sooner.

"I did not get permission to fly there and I kno