Uma Bharti?s new political outfit soon

A CLOSE lieutenant of Uma Bharti and rebel BJP leader and former minister Prahlad Patel on Thursday ruled out possibility of Uma?s return to BJP. He also indicated that soon a new political outfit would be constituted. He said the new political outfit would aim to win the next assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh.
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Published on Feb 17, 2006 12:26 AM IST
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A CLOSE lieutenant of Uma Bharti and  rebel BJP leader and former minister Prahlad Patel on Thursday ruled out possibility of Uma’s return to BJP. He also indicated that soon a new political outfit would be constituted.

He said the new political outfit would aim to win the next assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh.

Patel, who was in the city to take stock of preparations for Uma’s public meeting to be held on February 19, claimed that the neglected leaders in Congress and BJP, besides other political parties, who have likeminded ideology were with the firebrand leader.

Talking to mediapersons, Patel said owing to faulty arrangement in the BJP, Uma was left with no option, but to leave the party. He said the bad publicity by a few BJP leaders that Uma left the party as she could not become the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh fizzled out as she was the one who refused to go for division of vote among the MLAs.

Terming Uma’s Ramroti yatra as historic, he said it was the ample proof of mass support.

He claimed that at a time when there was void, as far as ideology was concerned, people were looking at Uma as better alternative. “This is why several BJP, Congress and leaders of other parties were willing to come with Uma.”

He said most of the political parties were interested in elections, which had subsequently increased the expenditure.

“This is the reason why the parties have “managers” instead of leaders;” he added.

Replying to a question, Patel ruled out possibility of Uma returning back to
BJP and said the political party would be nationalist in character which would be blend of BJP’s Hindutva and Congress’ Gandhian philosophy.

He said soon he would demand resignation of corrupt MLAs and ministers in Madhya Pradesh.

Speaking on the occasion, coordinator of the public meeting Viveksheel Shukla said the meeting would be held at Kidwai Nagar Crossing.

He said efforts were being made to make people aware about Uma’s public meeting. He said many leaders, not only from BJP but also from Congress and Samajwadi Party, have contacted him with regard to the Uma’s visit to the city.

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