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BJP leader Uma Bharti granted bail

Gupta accused BJP leaders of circulating election campaign booklets against the Congress without any printline.

india Updated: Aug 23, 2006 21:43 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

A Bhopal court on Wednesday, granted bail to Bharatiya Janshakti (BJ) party leader Uma Bharti in a case related to distribution of `booklets without printline' against the Congress in the run-up to the 2003 assembly elections.

Bharti, who now heads a new political outfit Bharatiya Janshakti Party (BJP) was with BJP during the last state polls and the Congress leader Sanjay Gupta had filed the petition.

Gupta had accused the BJP leaders of circulating the election campaign booklets against Congress without any printline. Civil Judge DK Dangi granted bail to Bharti, who appeared with her counsel before the court.

The court had earlier granted bails to BJP MP Kailash Joshi and former Chief Minister Babulal Gaur last month but issued bailable warrant against Bharti as she failed to appear in the court.

First Published: Aug 23, 2006 19:34 IST