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RSS joins BJP against Uma Bharti

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | December 01, 2005 13:51 IST

Even before the contoversialsanyasin Uma Bharti, who has been suspendedfrom the Bharatiya Janata Party,could file her reply to the show cause notice,the party headquarters is agog with rumours that the doors of the partyare going to be shut to Bharti for ever.

The deadline for her reply expires on December 3 at 12 noon.

BothBJP leaders and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, who had pleaded that Bharti betaken back when she was suspended earlier,are hand in glove to block the re-entry of the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister.

Arun Jaitley, BJP general secretary in charge of Madhya Pradesh, has been in touch withRSS leaders, both in person and over the phone, to scuttle any move thatBharti may make to contact the Sangh leadership and plead with them to intercede on her behalf.

Soon after the BJP announced on Wednesday that she has been suspended from the primary membership of the party and had been given three days to explain her conduct,Jaitley called up Ram Madhav, RSS spokesperson,tocheck if any of the Sangh leaders had spoken to Uma Bharti.

Ram Madhav in his interaction with the media had clarified that the BJP's decisionto suspend Uma Bhartiwas an internal matter and the Sangh had nothing to do with it. "Discipline is a must," he added.

According to party sources, both the BJP and the RSS leaders were weary of the unpredictable and uncalled-for comments by Bharti, who had made it a habit to first call them names and then tender apologies.

If she calledJaitley and Pramod Mahajan runaway bulls, she levelled charges against Suresh Soni and Sanjay Joshi for gross intereference inMadhya Pradesh and trying to block her installation as the chief minister of the state.

"Once we receive her reply,the senior leadership will decide on the future course of action against her. There is no need for another meeting of the Parliamentary board," Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, one of the vice-presidents who signed the suspension letter on behalf of the party, told

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If you can't be famous, you can at least be infamous. Everyone everywhere knows the name Uma Bharti, even if for the wrong reasons. So ...

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That is all okay. How are Jaitley, Mahajan and Venkiah going to convince the masses and BJP sympathisers? Their views will not cut ice with ...

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Uma need support....She is mentaly unstable and is abused for oratory by RSS. Now the same bhoot is creating a problem for RSS /BJP. It ...

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Good to see BJP leaders and RSS leaders standing united on some thing. What we have witnessed in the past is everyone playing his own ...

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