Uma Bharti?s return not impossible, says Kalyan
BHARATIYA JANATA Party vice-president Kalyan Singh on Saturday did not rule out the return of expelled party leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti to the party fold.Updated: Feb 05, 2006 01:20 IST
BHARATIYA JANATA Party vice-president Kalyan Singh on Saturday did not rule out the return of expelled party leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti to the party fold.
Talking to mediapersons, Singh said, “Nothing is impossible in politics.”
At the same time, he added that at present it was difficult to say anything about Uma’s return.
Singh refused to react to former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand’s statement that BJP national president Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had a tacit understanding. He said Chinmaynand was a senior leader of the party, as well as a ‘saint’, and it would not be proper for him (Kalyan) to comment on him.
Terming the report on the Mau riots as a bundle of lies, Singh alleged that a clean chit was given to the main accused Mukhtar Ansari. He reiterated his demand for a CBI inquiry to nail the culprit. Taking the State Government to task, Singh said criminals were roaming freely and those behind bars were holding open court in jails.
A HEARING on providing names of witnesses in advance to the defence counsel remained inconclusive in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate (I) Vinod Kumar Singh, in Rae Bareli on Saturday, in the Ayodhya case.
Appearing on behalf of one of the accused in the case LK Advani, defence counsel MS Ahluwalia pleaded, “We want the names of witnesses in advance on every date so that we come prepared to cross-examine the witnesses.”
He said there were different types of witnesses like eyewitnesses, some who had recorded the speeches of political leaders and some who had written articles in magazines.
First Published: Feb 05, 2006 01:20 IST