Uma vows to teach her detractors a lesson
THE EXPELLED BJP leader Uma Bharti said here tonight she was going to ask the BJP MLAs to mount pressure on the government to fulfil its promises to people within the next one year. If the government failed to do so, she would give an open call to the MLAs to tender resignation.Updated: Mar 19, 2006 13:41 IST
THE EXPELLED BJP leader Uma Bharti said here tonight she was going to ask the BJP MLAs to mount pressure on the government to fulfil its promises to people within the next one year. If the government failed to do so, she would give an open call to the MLAs to tender resignation.
“I would pull down the government within 24 hours if people wish me to do so”, she added. Bharti was talking to journalists at her Civil Lines residence. She visited Bhopal three and a half months after she left here to lead her Ram-Roti Padyatra to Ayodhya on November 28 last.
She said she would never forgive in her life a few BJP leaders at the Centre and in the State, and a section of media in Madhya Pradesh, which, she alleged, tried their level best to finish her off politically.
“I can never forget how I was ridiculed on being expelled from the BJP. I was thrown out of the party like a person was thrown out of a train running on a high speed. I would be looking for an opportune moment with patience to teach them a lesson”, she warned.
Denying the reports that she is going to launch a new party in Delhi on March 21, Bharti said she intended to disclose her future strategy in March 21 convention. The April 30 convention at Chitrakoot would be the important one, she added.
If Bharti did not give a direct reply to questions on the launch of a new party, she also parried the questions on her possible return to the party too.
She said she had already made it clear that she would not sit with those people in the party whose passion was not politics but conspiracy. These leaders would be found sitting alone in the Parliament’s Central Hall one day like Balraj Madhok, the late Jana Sangh leader.
In reply to a related question she said some respected persons from an organisation affiliated with the BJP had tried to mediate in the matter (of her return to the party). She refused to rejoin the BJP but she told them that if they launched a nationalist party she would like to be a part of that.
On her fielding candidate against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Budhni Assembly constituency by-election, Bharti said she would attach importance to only those things beneficial for the people of MP.
In reply to a question Bharti said she would enter the electoral politics in Madhya Pradesh with Lok Sabha by-election in MP because it would take place after April 30 Chitrakoot convention and by that time she would have decided her strategy.
On phone tapping controversy in the State, Bharti said in a lighter vein it did not matter for her because she did not indulge in spicy (rasili) talks like Amar Singh.
Earlier, the Sadhvi was given a rousing reception by her followers led by Bhagwandas Sabnani on the national highway near Habibganj. Her followers welcomed her at certain points en route to her residence. Former minister Gaurishankar Shejwar accompanied her.
First Published: Mar 19, 2006 13:41 IST