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Uma Bharti meets EC for party symbol

The expelled BJP leader discussed her plans to launch a political party for which she needs its recognition.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2006 13:42 IST

Expelled BJP leader Uma Bharti on Monday met the Election Commission and discussed with it her plans to launch a political party for which she needs its recognition.

"I have had discussion with the Election Commission for registration and symbol for my party. I will meet them once again," she told reporters after meeting Chief Election Commissioner BB Tandon at the Commission office in New Delhi.

Bharti, who plans to launch on April 30 what she described as a nationalist front, said her party would offer a common platform to all proponents of nationalist principles.

"The official process began today. Mine will be a nationalist front open to all like-minded people, including from BJP where leaders are caught in an ideological feud," Bharti remarked.

On March 21, the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister told a rally in Delhi that the party she intended to set up would be founded on the core Hindutva principles of the Sangh.

Bharti, who accuses BJP of deviation from its ideology, however, has dropped plans to stake claim on the BJP's lotus symbol and flag, although she insists her new party would espouse the same ideology her former party was founded on.