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 M G 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,"
Bharti said she would launch the second phase of
`Ganga Samagra` agitation for rejuvenating the holy river.
"It`s very sad that the holy water of the Ganges,
which had unique quality of always remaining fresh even after
being stored for years, has vanished. We want to find out how
that rare quality can be restored," she added.
Asked about her plans for Uttar Pradesh of which she
was made in-charge by BJP leadership, Bharti said the state
elections next year will be fought on the issue of total
failure on part of Mayavati government on law and order front.
"Before Mayavati`s BSP, which got majority in 2007,
BJP was the only party to win elections on its own in that
state in 1991. So the BJP has good support base and we are
confident of doing well in UP," she said.