BJP may field Uma Bharati in UP

Accepting Uma Bharati`s hold over OBC votes in Uttar Pradesh, BJP could field her as a candidate in the poll-bound state.

Updated: Jan 18, 2012, 00:41 AM IST

New Delhi: Accepting Uma Bharati`s hold
over OBC votes in Uttar Pradesh, BJP could field her as a
candidate in the poll-bound state.

Sources in BJP said party chief Nitin Gadkari was keen
on giving nomination to Bharati to woo OBC votes.

Former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, a Lodh leader, was
a prominent OBC face of the party in the state.

Sources said it was not yet clear whether Gadkari has so
far taken views of other party leaders in fielding Bharati
considered a face of hardcore Hindutva of BJP.
There has been a lot of speculation about Bharti`s
non-participation in BJP`s election campaign in UP so far in
the wake of reports about her being miffed over the party`s
decision to induct Babu Singh Kushwaha, another OBC leader,
after quitting BSP.
PTI