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Uma's return to BJP would not lead to instability: Patwa

Veteran BJP leader Sunderlal Patwa today said that Uma Bharti's return to the party would not lead to any instability.

bhopal Updated: Apr 23, 2010 13:20 IST

Veteran BJP leader Sunderlal Patwa on Friday said that Uma Bharti's return to the party would not lead to any instability.

"There is no division in the party on the issue. BJP was stable when she was in the party, and even when she was not there," the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said.

"People keep coming and going in the party and it would not lead to any instability," the 85-year-old leader told PTI.

"All talk about the party being in two minds on the issue is in the media only. The party will take an appropriate decision on the issue at a proper time," Patwa said.

"However, I do not have any opinion on whether she should be inducted back in the party or not," he said.

On Naxalism, Patwa who was the Chief Minister of undivided Madhya Pradesh, said during his regime he "controlled the menace with the help of local police in Chhatisgarh."

Naxalites have nothing to do with development as it cannot be achieved by killing innocent persons.

Patwa said the government should not hold any dialogue with the Naxalites unless they lay down their arms. He also praised Chhattisgarh Government for tackling the Naxal menace effectively.

Asked about the recent deadly Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, he said when you attack someone they would also retaliate and in the process one is bound to get hurt.

"One should bear the pain and move forward," he said.

First Published: Apr 23, 2010 13:19 IST