OTHERS' “black spots” affected my chances to obtain candidacy
Popular songstress Judith White alias Ginger grabbed media attention when she faced the SLFP nomination committee a few weeks back. However she was denied nomination. In a discussion with the Daily Mirror she said that she did not get the opportunity to contest due to the “black spots” others had.
Q. Although a lot of your supporters had expected that you would get the ticket to contest you did not get it. What do you have to say about it?
I am not a loser. I will give my assistance to the party until the elections. I am gladly helping the party. What I have to say is that it is the people who lost the chance to vote for me. I lost the opportunity to serve them more than that it is a loss for them. Certain ministers who did not like to see me coming took steps to prevent me getting the candidacy.
As you know, failures are beginning of success and this is just the start. I gained more and more publicity.
Q. If you were given an opportunity to contest at another election, would you consider contesting?
If I am given another opportunity definitely I would contest. As far as I am concerned I am with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his development projects. Even he knows me who I am. I am still among the people. Unlike actresses who would come on screen on and off I have never forgotten. And yes I am a galloping horse and I will continue with what I have been doing.
Q. Do you have plans to join another party in the future?
No, I would not contest from another party. People got to know me as a representative of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). Definitely I am going to stick with the party. I will do everything I can do for President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s victory.
Q. Why do you think you lost the opportunity? Is it because fellow actresses who were in the fray?
To some extent, yes. Whatever black spots they had affected me indubitably. It is natural for people to look at me along with the image they have.
Q. What do you have to tell your fans or the people who wanted you to contest?
‘Ginger’ is someone people made. I am happy to be in the entertaining business. If I came this far, well this is just the beginning. After this whole affair the number of people around me multiplied. There were many reports published saying that I am not even qualified to sing. What do they know about me? But all these strengthened me more.
There is always a next chance and I will be working for that.