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Uma Bharti may be expelled from BJP

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | November 29, 2005 19:57 IST

The Bhartiya Janata Party Parliamentary board will meet on Wednesday to discuss the 'gross indicipline' byUma Bharti and her supporters on November 28.

The meeting is likely to take place in the BJP headquarters and a drastic action againstBharti would be contemplated. "She could either be suspended or expelled from the party," a senior party leader told

Three days after theBJP announced, with great fanfare,Bharti has been made the party general secretary, the party has directed its workers not to join her padyatra to Ayodhya, after her supporters resorted to violence in Bhopal on Monday evening and she walked out of a meeting convened to elect Shivraj Singh Chouhan as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh.

"Joining her padyatra would be act of indiscipline, as the yatra has no official sanction," Arun Jaitley, BJP general secretary, told newsmen at a press conference in Parliament house complex on Tuesday afternoon. He denied that the six MLAs of the state assembly had been suspended from the party for voting against the official nominee of the party for the chief ministership.

"No action has been taken on this count. The action has been taken for inciting their supporters and openly criticising the party," Jaitley said.

Giving adetailed explanation to the media,he saidthe party was willing to have a vote on any other candidate except Shivraj Singh Chouhan but Uma withdrew her name, when she saw that only 17 persons were supporting her.

"Then she decided to walk out and others joined her. We assumed that all the seveteen had voted against Shivraj," he said. He claimed that this showed the party believed in the internal democracy. "Out of 171 MLAs present, 154 voted for Chouhan," he added.

He refused to join issues with Govindacharya, who had taken up cudgels on behalf of Bharti and had blamed the BJP second-rung leaders for denying chief ministership to her. "I refuse to answer to extraneous questions," he said.

Jaitleydenied that he had planted a story in Dainik Bhaskar againstBharti, in which it was mentioned thatshe had threatened to commit suicide. "Why should I answer what was written in a newspaper," he said.

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Sub: Uma

Whatever be her indiscretions or idiosyncracies, as perceived by some in BJP, she does not deserve to be suspended or expelled. She is a lady ...

Posted by A.H. Venkatachalam

Sub: Uma as CM

Uma should be given as CM. because she has sacrified her life for BJP.You cannot easily take her for task. Party chief has became dictator.

Posted by Louis James


Uma Bharti has played significant role in capturing several states and helped BJP in coming to power at the Centre at the cost of destroyinf ...

Posted by MAJOR

Sub: She may commit suicide? what a shame?

A person who wants to be the Chief Minister of one of the largest states in intelligent India, threatens to commit suicide if she is ...

Posted by Numan

Sub: Uma Bharti's behaviour

It is now high time to tackle UMa Bharti. She is sanyasini turned politicians. She must be expelled from the party forever. All the dissidents ...




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