Conflicting signals from BJP on Uma
Amid conflicting reports about her possible return to the BJP, Uma Bharti struck a belligerent posture on Thursday with the war cry, reports Ranjan.Updated: Nov 23, 2007 01:44 IST
Amid conflicting reports about her possible return to the BJP, Uma Bharti struck a belligerent posture on Thursday with the war cry: ‘Yachna nahi ab ran hoga, sangram bada bheeshan hoga’ (There will be no imploring but a fierce battle).
She issued this warning at the picketing of a Reliance Fresh outlet here by activists of her Bharatiya Janshakti Party (BJS), who pelted stones at the closed outlet in the Sindhi Colony.
Coming in the wake of BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar’s negative response to queries about Uma Bharti’s return to the party, her aggression was loaded with political meaning.
Javadekar had said on Wednesday that there was no proposal to take Uma Bharti back into the party.
The utterance conflicted with party president Rajnath Singh’s positive feeler to her earlier in the day. Bharti, however, declined to comment on Javadekar’s statement. But she accused the BJP of going the Congress way by doing politics for money.
Notwithstanding her posturing, Bharti has maintained suspense over her next move. Uma had said on Wednesday night that she would consult her party colleagues over the next two days and decide on Rajnath Singh’s overture.
Singh had rekindled hopes of Bharti’s return to the BJP after talking to her guru Swami Vishveshtirth of Panjavur Mutt in Karnataka.
First Published: Nov 23, 2007 01:41 IST