FIRMLY RULING out her return to BJP, Bharatiya Janshakti president Uma Bharti on Thursday said she aimed at attaining power in the State during next assembly elections and bag 50 seats in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.
“Our main aim is to ensure that we get 50 seats in the next Lok Sabha elections,” Bharti said while addressing party workers at Omkareshwar near here.
This will ensure that BJS’ views would be given priority when a common minimum programme is prepared by any political alliance at the Centre and its “dream of constructing Ram Temple (at Ayodhya) and ban on cow slaughter will be realised”, the former Chief Minister said.
The newly formed party should also attain power in the state during next assembly polls (due in late 2008), she said, and claimed the party was receiving tremendous public support.
She said her party will contest the upcoming assembly polls from every constituency in Uttarakhand and the list of candidates has been given a final shape.
“There is no question of my return to BJP,” Bharti asserted, accusing her former party of floating such stories in order to create confusion among workers.