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BJP leaders work as power brokers: Uma

Uma Bharti said the main aim of her Ram Roti-yatra was to expose the real character of the saffron party.

india Updated: Jan 12, 2006 22:37 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Accusing certain BJP leaders of working as "power brokers," expelled leader Uma Bharti on Thursday said the main aim of her Ram Roti-yatra was to "expose the real character" of the saffron party.

"The BJP leaders have put the welfare of people on the backburner and workers are disappointed by the leadership," she said adding certain BJP leaders were working as "power brokers to meet their own selfish ends" and top leaders like Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani were "misguided".

The former Madhya Pradesh Chie Minister said this in her address to a meeting at Barun Bazar, about 35 km from Ayodhya this afternoon.

She said the "real leader and guru were the people in the country and she will be guided by them to decide about her future plan in political life".

She wondered how the BJP would face the people on the question of Ayodhya, Hindutva and un-employment in the country.

Bharti is expected to meet sants and mahants in a bid to garner their support and also take a dip in the holy Saryu river and offer puja at important temples in Ayodhya.

She is also expected to address a public meeting on Saturday after which she would leave for Lucknow.

She is expected to stay at the Karsevakpuram, the headquarters of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in Ayodhya.

First Published: Jan 12, 2006 22:37 IST