`There are no differences in BJP on Uma`s return`

Rajnath Singh termed the BJP president Nitin Gadkari`s tenure as better than his own term as the party chief.

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2011, 22:43 PM IST

Indore: Evading a direct reply on the re-induction of firebrand leader Uma Bharti into BJP and taking charge of Uttar Pradesh poll campaign, senior BJP
leader Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that there are no differences
in the state unit on the issue.

"Since this decision (on Uma Bharti) was taken, I
have been continuously touring and have not even entered the
UP border. But there are no differences in the party on the
issue," Singh told reporters.

"Some leaders from Uttar Pradesh leaders met me after
this development and I found that there are no differences in
the state party on the issue," he added.

When asked if the BJP is annoyed due to senior BJP leader
Gopinath Munde, Singh said that since the BJP is a large
party, there are chances of people having grievances. "But, I
think we can sort out these issues by sitting across the
table," he said.

He termed the BJP president Nitin Gadkari`s tenure as
better than his own term as the party chief. "I can say, on a
personal level, that Gadkari is doing better than me," Singh
said.

To a question on Congress terming Yoga guru Baba
Ramdev as the mask of the RSS and the BJP, he expressed
displeasure and alleged that Congress is indulging in such
talks as it wanted to deviate people`s attention from the
issues of corruption and black money stashed in foreign banks.

Asserting that the BJP doesn`t want a "toothless"
legislation against corruption, the former party chief said
the government should present the Lokpal in the Monsoon
session of Parliament as promised earlier.

Singh alleged that due to the "faulty economic policies"
of the UPA government and corruption, the country is again
facing an economic slowdown, with inflation soaring to record
levels.

The former BJP president appealed to the economists to
conduct a research to find out why inflation is always on the
rise when the Congress-led governments rule the country.

PTI