BJP today welcomed back the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti into the party fold. Uma Bharti has been out of BJP for six years. The earlier return was delayed due to opposition from BJP’s Madhya Pradesh leaders. BJP took her back for actively working in Uttar Pradesh for the 2012 state Assembly polls and head the BJP’s Ganga Cell, BJP President Nitin Gadkari announced at the party headquarters this morning. Both BJP Chief and Bharti told press that she was loyal to the party’s ideology in and outside the BJP and it was in the best interests of the organisation’s ideology and strengthening the culture and heritage of the country given by the mother Ganga.
Gadkari said that her coming back to the party fold would also strenghten the movement against corruption and black money.
On her her contribution for the cause of Ram temple, Gadkari said “We will collectively work for making India a Ram Rajya.” The party has discussed taking back of Ms Bharti at the BJP Parliamentary Board at the national level and state leaders and workers and they had no problems.”
“Uttar Pradesh assembly polls offers an opportunity to achieve these goals of transforming the state into a strong prosperous one,” said the BJP chief. Uma Bharti belongs to the backward Lodh community, which has a dominating presence in Bundelkhand region of UP.
“I am returning back to the ship realising the inevitable,” Uma Bharti said, She recalled her association with the BJP since her childhood days as a supporter of Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia, during the days of Bharatiya Jana Sangh.
Uma Bharti was expelled from the BJP in 2005 after her public row with then BJP president L K Advani during the office bearers’ meeting. She floated her own party Bharatiya Janshakti Party that failed to make a major impact even in Madhya Pradesh, but the party had realised absence of a leader who could make a political impact among the youth.
BJP leaders like Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan were against taking her back. she campaigned for BJP it in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls even though she was not admitted back into the party.
Former General Secretaries K N Govindacharya and Sanjay Joshi are also expected to be re inducted into the party.