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Uma open to NDA

UMA BHARTI today said here she was willing to join likeminded parties of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to form a government in the State and Centre, but at the same time ruled out having any truck with the BJP.

india Updated: Apr 30, 2006 15:14 IST

UMA BHARTI today said here she was willing to join likeminded parties of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to form a government in the State and Centre, but at the same time ruled out having any truck with the BJP.

Talking to the media in the city of legendary Raja Bhoj, where she has come to finalise the constitution of her party, Bharti said her main aim was to provide good governance and to work for the poor people, and she had no interest in enjoying the fruits of power.

“Some likeminded parties of the NDA can join hands with me to form the governments,” she said. She said that she did not want to join the BJP, as she did not want to fall into the same ‘gaddha’ – pit — as the other leaders. However, she had no complaints with the rank and file of the party and reiterated that her anger was against some of the leaders who had hijacked the party.  

She said she left the party because of these leaders, and not because she was denied the Chief Minister’s chair for a second time.

“It is all recorded,” she said, though she did not elaborate where all this was recorded. Explaining the need for a new party, Bharti, who will formally launch the party in Ujjain tomorrow, said both Congress and BJP had failed to give fruition to the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi and Hedgewar respectively, while in power.

“My party will do something for the country,” she said. She said that 108 persons were going to deliberate on the party constitution tonight at the Kalika Mandir situated on Jhabua Road.

Asked how many MLAs were with her, Bharti said that she did not want anyone to come with her, because if they do come they will be expelled from the party and will not remain MLA.

“I do not want anyone to come with me and destabilise the government, I want them to remain in the party and do good work,” she said. However, in the same breath, she uttered a threat by saying that when the time comes and people become fed-up with the government, she will be able to pull down the government within 48 hours.

Asked whether the people were not fed-up with the government at present, she said, “Not yet, I know when they will become fed-up.”