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Uma Bharti to file FIR on Ram Sethu muddle

bhopal Updated: Sep 13, 2007 21:12 IST
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Bharatiya Janshakti president Uma Bharti on Thursday said she would file a police complaint against those involved in submitting to the Supreme Court a government affidavit on the Sethusamudram project which claimed there were no "historical records" to prove the existence of Lord Ram or the Ram Sethu.

Bharti said she would reach New Delhi on September 22 with thousands of party workers and lodge a first information report (FIR) at the police station nearest to parliament.

"If the FIR is not lodged and action not taken against those involved in the conspiracy, we would launch an intensified agitation," she said.

"The Sethu is a symbol of national importance and Hindu beliefs, and I shall work to safeguard it, come what may," she said.

Talking to reporters in Bhopal, she also advised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders not to make the issue their political agenda or it would lose its relevance.

Bharti said though the government has decided to file a fresh affidavit on Friday, that does not reduce the responsibility of those who committed the blunder and hurt the feelings of the Hindu community even as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi remained a mute spectator.

The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister sought an apology from the Congress over the issue and demanded an immediate halt to the project.