Nagpur: Uma Bharti, who recently made a
comeback to BJP, on Tuesday said the UPA government was
deliberately "discrediting" Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev for
channelising growing discontent among common people against
the UPA government.
"What Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare are doing is
channelising peoples` discontent. But the UPA government is so
insensitive that it used a massive force to stop Baba`s
peaceful agitation midnight and is now threatening to use same
tactics against social activist Anna Hazare," said Uma Bharti
after meeting RSS ideologue MG Vaidya here.
"The government should know that suppressed public
anger can explode any time," she said, adding that the UPA
leaders were deliberately discrediting Ramdev and Hazare.
"In a calculated method, the two mass leaders are
being made look like khalnayaks (villains) or even jokers.
Digvijay Singh`s remark against Baba is also a clear admission
that the government unleashed terror against Ramdev to end his
successful and peaceful agitation which was attracting huge
public support," the former chief minister said.
Referring to a reported statement made by Congress
general secretary Digvijay Singh, she said, "By declaring that
Anna will be meted out the same treatment as Baba faced when
he was bundled out of Ramlila Maidan, and his followers beaten
up, Singh has only made it clear that the UPA government
brooks no dissent and is little interested in dealing with
rampant corruption in the government".
The former president of Bharatiya Janshakti Party said
that the party would be formally merged with BJP in Delhi
"I held no post in that party (Bhartiya Janshakti
Party). But I will be present there for the function while the
merger formality will be done by that party president
Sanghapriya Gautam and BJP national president Nitin Gadkari,"