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VHP to back Uma if she supports temple movement
December 07, 2005 18:03 IST
Isolated in her expulsion from the Bharatiya Janata Party, the saffron brigade's stormy petrel Uma Bharti got a ray of hope from the Parivar on Wednesday with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad recalling her association with the Ram Janambhoomi movement and promising support to anyone committed to the cause of the Ram temple.
"Sadhvi Uma Bharti is a product of the Sri Ram Janambhoomi Movement and has been associated with it since beginning. VHP will extend cooperation to anybody who associates with the movement," VHP Senior Vice-President Acharya Giriraj Kishore said in a statement in New Delhi.
He, however, endorsed senior VHP leader Praveen Togadia's remarks that her Ram Roti Yatra from Bhopal to Ayodhya was a personal programme.
Earlier, while washing its hands off BJP's decision to expel her, the VHP had stated that it would welcome her as a Sadhvi on her arrival in Ayodhya.
Kishore also denied reports in a section of the media that VHP had sought answers from her to ten questions on ideological issues.
"We have not asked her any questions nor written any letter. The report does not mention who has put forward the questions and hence the report could be concocted", he said.