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It is a Congress conspiracy, says Uma

August 24, 2004 14:16 IST

On her way to Hubli in Karnataka to surrender before a trial court in a riot case, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Uma Bharti, who faces a non-bailable arrest warrant, said the case was a 'well-planned conspiracy' by Congress.

"How can Congress link me to violence? I am not connected to it in any way. The violence was incited by the Karnataka Police. This is not a communal issue," she said in Bhusaval on her way to Hubli by the Goa Express.

Bharti, facing the NBW in a 1994 case vis-a-vis hoisting of the national flag at the disputed Idgah Maidan in Hubli, said, "To link the unfurling of the tricolour with violence, as Congress is doing, is a well-planned conspiracy."

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To a question whether her interaction with BJP workers enroute Hubli was 'election politics', she said, "We are trying to create awareness among the workers. To call it election strategy is a rumour spread by Congress."

"This (interaction with BJP workers) is part of my 'jansampark andolan' (mass-contact programme) and if 'Ram ka nam' (holy name of Ram) and 'tirange ki shan' (the pride of the tricolour) is considered as communalism, then it would amount to an insult to the country," she said.

Meanwhile, Director General of Police S N Borkar told PTI in Hubli that she would be arrested the moment she enters Karnataka.

Bharti is expected to reach Hubli tomorrow. The District and Sessions Judge, Hubli, J M D'Cunha had yesterday dismissed Bharti's plea to drop the charges against her in the case.

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Sub: congress conspiracy

Before Aug'1947 India rulled by British Now (From 2004)- 100 days - India is rulling by ?????????? Long live Indian politics, indian people voted to ...

Posted by m.rajendran

Sub: Uma Bharti

Country men are humbly requested to understand the whole drama created by vested intrests behind the Idgah Maidan, Hubli. The land in question was given ...

Posted by Dr. Mohd Mohsin

Sub: conspiracy

As far as the criminalities and conspiracies are concerned, there is absolutely no difference among the political parties in India. None of the political parties ...

Posted by Bhaskar

Sub: Let the courts decide it

Dear Ms Uma, everyone knows how noble your intentions were when you hoisted the national flag at the disputed site. You never knew or expected ...

Posted by BA

Sub: anything goes in politics.....

shame on such politicians who hv made a mockery of indian democracy. the manner in which these politicians are changing the issues to their advantage, ...

Posted by sethuraman



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