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Khurana announces Delhi yatra with Uma

Suspended party leader on Wednesday announced that he would launch his own tour of the capital.

india Updated: Apr 05, 2006 20:00 IST

As BJP leaders LK Advani and Rajnath Singh set out on their twin yatras, suspended party leader Madan Lal Khurana on Wednesday announced that he would launch his own tour of the capital.

In his yatra he would be joined by former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti.

Khurana, suspended from the BJP for defying party directives against attending expelled party leader Bharti's rally in Delhi on March 21, said that his "Delhi Bachao Sangharsh Yatra" beginning on Saturday would be a protest tour against the court-ordered demolitions and sealings of commercial stores in residential zones.

The veteran Swayamsewak said he would visit Ayodhya on Friday to offer prayers at the makeshift Ram temple before setting out on his Delhi yatra the next day.

Khurana, who accuses Advani of having compelled him to quit as Delhi Chief Minister in 1996, however, refused comment when asked if he intended to join the party Bharti proposes to launch on April 30.

But, he said, she would join him in his Delhi yatra for the first two days.

"Uma Bharti will accompany me during first two days of the yatra, which will start from Sadar in Delhi."

He also warned that he would go on an indefinite hunger strike if the Government did not act on his demand to reverse the court orders on sealings and demolitions through an ordinance.