Uma Bharti rules out re-joining BJP

Former BJP leader Uma Bharti Sunday said "at present" she had no plans to re-join the saffron party which had expelled her in 2005.

Updated: Dec 26, 2010, 20:25 PM IST

Nagpur: Former BJP leader Uma Bharti
Sunday said "at present" she had no plans to re-join the
saffron party which had expelled her in 2005.

The firebrand Hindutva leader said although she shared
good rapport with senior BJP leader LK Advani and party
chief Nitin Gadkari, she was not joining them anytime soon.

"At present, I have no plans to re-join the party,"
she said, adding, "despite working for the party for a long
period, I got bad treatment."

The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister was talking
to reporters after attending a function in adjoining Wardha
district.

Uma Bharti today also came out in support of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) president Ashok Singhal over his controversial comments
against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

She targeted Congress
general secretary Rahul Gandhi over his statements against the
RSS.

Uma Bharti said Singhal had said nothing
wrong and he was only expressing his views.

Her reaction
was sought over Singhal`s warning to Gandhi over critical
remarks against RSS by Congress leaders.

Targeting Rahul, Bharti said the young Congress leader
has been making "irresponsible" statements against RSS. The
Amethi MP had equated RSS with banned terror outfit SIMI.

Describing Rahul as her younger brother, she said he
should study about the Sangh`s history and activities before
making such remarks.

He has been making such statements after taking
lessons from senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh, she said.

PTI