Up to BJP leadership to decide Uma`s return: MP CM

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan sidestepped questions about the possible return of former BJP leader Uma Bharti into party fold, saying his priority was the state`s development.

Updated: Jul 13, 2010, 12:02 PM IST

Indore: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan sidestepped questions about the
possible return of former BJP leader Uma Bharti into party
fold, saying his priority was the state`s development.
"It was up to the party leadership to decide (on Uma`s
return to BJP). As chief minister, my duty is to work for the
state`s development and welfare of the people..," Chouhan said
when asked about possibility of Uma returning to the party.
The BJP leader was speaking to reporters on the sidelines
of a function at Machal, about 20km from here.

Asked about "tainted" ministers in his Cabinet, Chouhan
asserted that if charges against anyone were found to be true,
action will be taken.

PTI