RULING OUT the possibility of rejoining the BJP, president of Bharatiya Janshakti party Uma Bharti today counselled senior BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi and Kalyan Singh to lead her party.
Talking to newsmen here today, Uma said the condition of BJP workers were like “widows of West Bengal”. She said a directionless BJP was desperately searching for issues before the UP Assembly election. Pointing to contradictions within the saffron brigade, Bharti said while Rajnath Singh had been airing his commitment to construct the Ram temple in Ayodhya, LK Advani expressed regret over Babri Masjid demolition during his Pakistan trip.
Talking about the state of BJP, Bharti expressed concern about the “plight” of the two senior BJP ideologues and advised them to lead her fold. Accusing the BJP of surviving on ‘dalals’, she said the party’s long-nourished ideology had vanished after it formed the 13-day government in 1993.
Taking on the BJP, Uma asked her erstwhile party not to make tall claims about its civic poll victory in UP as the assembly election would leave it nowhere.
Referring to the pending Babri Masjid demolition case in Rae Bareli Bharti, she said it was immaterial whether the case was taken up there or in Lucknow. She said the temple would be constructed at the site of sanctum sanctorum and asked Muslims to come forward for the construction of the temple. Bharti said ASI excavation in Ayodhya had given ample proof about the existence of the temple and there was no need of such evidences in Mathura and Varanasi. “The two sites are self evident,” she said.
Bharti, who was here to address State conference of her party, said desecration of statues of Dr BR Ambedkar was aimed at creating law and order problem in the State. She also targeted the Samajwadi Party for being oblivious of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia’s ideology.