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BJP is indisciplined, not I: Uma Bharti
December 01, 2005 18:39 IST
Suspended Bharatiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti on Thursday accused the party leadership of making public the contents of the show-cause notice served on her and said it amounted to indiscipline.
"I don't know how to reply to the notice - before the people or in a sealed envelop," Bharti said in Bhopal a day after she was suspended from the party for her "anti-party" activities.
"It was appropriate to announce that I have been served a notice by the parliamentary board. But, handing out the notice to press? Doesn't it amount to indiscipline?" she said.
On her close aide and former Union Minister Prahlad Patel's resignation from the party, she claimed Patel had resigned from the party despite her advice against it, as he was 'upset over the developments'.
The former chief minister claimed she asked MLAs and other leaders who were issued show-cause notices to tender apologies.
"Some apologised, and others like Prahlad Patel did otherwise," she said.
Asked whether she planned a similar move, Bharti said, "I am BJP. BJP means the ideology of workers on the street. I consider the (Madhya Pradesh) government as my child and like a mother, I am trying to save it, without letting it to be harmed."