Monday, January 31, 2011

Sachchi Baat/ Uma Bharti / Etv, January 29, 2011

Firebrand sanyasin Uma Bharti has asked UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to prove herself to be a swadeshi by bringing back black money stashed away in foreign banks. She said the country would be indebted to the NehruGandhi family if the money were brought back.

In an interview based programme Sachchi Baat with me on the ETV network, Uma Bharti, for the first time, revealed that she was approached by BJP president Nitin Gadkari to return to the party and was assured of a post of an officebearer. It was decided that Gadkari would consult party leaders before taking the call. Later, when he met her last July, it was agreed upon that she would return a year later.
Asked why she had sought a year's time, Uma Bharti said she was more keen to take up issues of public importance from an apolitical forum to have a greater impact. She admitted that her views on the Women's Reservation Bill were different from those of the BJP, which has been opposing a subquota in it.

On the controversy of alleged terrorist links of Sangh activists, the sadhvi termed it as a "conspiracy" of the Congressled UPA government to malign the RSS. Giving the example of Communists, she said just as some extremists among them had turned Naxals, some Sangh activists might have gone astray. She argued that the Sangh could not be blamed for terrorist activities. She stressed that the Sangh was capable and competent to defend itself and that the BJP derived its strength from it.

Uma Bharti, however, refused to be drawn into a debate on the absence of a prime ministerial candidate in the BJP, saying there were over three years left for elections.

1 comment:

BK Chowla, said...

Perhaps, with so much of confusion in political circles--Cong and BJP-it might be of help if She had decided to come back. But , nothing is permanent in politics.