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Uma vows not to raise leadership issue now

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October 21, 2005 17:55 IST
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With the Bharatiya Janata Paty top brass assuring her that it will to look into the leadership issue in Madhya Pradesh after the Bihar Assembly polls, Uma Bharati said on Friday that she would not raise it till November 18.

She asserted, however, that she would continue to fight for 'honesty and righteousness', both within and outside the party.

"I will not raise the issue till November 18 (the last phase of Bihar polls). I have raised issues within the party norms and the legislators have conveyed their message to the party leadership. I will not harm either the party or ideology," she told reporters after meeting BJP general secretary in-charge of Madhya Pradesh, Arun Jaitley.

"I am not Vibhishan. I stay in Ayodhya and not Lanka. I will not set my own house on fire. I would prefer to go in exile than harming my party," Bharati, who arrived in New Delhi from Bhopal, en route to Bihar for campaigning, said.

Alleging that the 'dirty tricks department' of the Congress was eyeing Madhya Pradesh, she said, "Congress President Sonia Gandhi is hatching a conspiracy to impose President's rule in the state. They will never succeed. I will disappoint them."

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