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Uma Bharti asks Kalyan, Joshi to join her party

Firmly ruling out the possibility of rejoining the BJP, the president of Bharatiya Jana Shakti Uma Bharti counsels the two to lead the party, reports Masoodul Hasan.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2006 18:24 IST

Firmly ruling out the possibility of rejoining the BJP, the president of Bharatiya Jana Shakti Uma Bharti on Wednesday counseled senior BJP leader Dr MM Joshi and Kalyan Singh to lead her party. She said "directionless" BJP had been desperately trying for the issues in forthcoming state assembly elections.

Talking to newsmen here on Wednesday, Uma Bharti said the condition of BJP workers was like “widows of West Bengal”. She said the BJP had been fishing in troubled waters to find issues. Pointing out contradictions in the saffron brigade Bharti said while Rajnath Singh had been committing himself to the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, LK Advani expressed regret over the demolition of Babri mosque during the visit to Pakistan.

Expressing concern over the plight of Dr Joshi and Kalyan Singh, Bharti said the two senior saffron ideologues should lead Jana Shakti. She said the UP BJP should not make tall claims about the victory in the civic polls as in assembly election it would be nowhere. She said the BJP had now been surviving on “dalals”. She said the BJP’s long nourished ideology had vanished into thin air after the formation of 13-day government in 1993.

Referring to pending Babri Masjid demolition case in Rae Bareli Bharti said it was immaterial whether the case was taken up there or in Lucknow. She said the temple would be constructed at the site of sanctum sanctorum. She said the Muslim community should come forward for the construction of the temple. Bharti said ASI excavation in Ayodhya had given ample proof about the existence of temple and there was no need of such evidences in Mathura and Varanasi.

“The two sites are self evident”, she said. Bharti, who was here to address state conference of the party, said desecration of statues of Dr BR Ambedkar was aimed at creating law and order problem in the state. She also targeted Samajwadi Party for forgetting ideology of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia.

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First Published: Dec 06, 2006 18:24 IST