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Bharti says SP creating hype for votebank politics

BJP vice-president Uma Bharti hit out at the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh for creating a “hype” around the VHP’s ‘84-Kosi Parikrama yatra’

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: August 26, 2013 1:13:32 am

While seeking an early resolution —- preferably an out-of-court settlement —- of the Ram temple issue,BJP vice-president Uma Bharti Sunday hit out at the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh for creating a “hype” around the VHP’s ‘84-Kosi Parikrama yatra’ from Ayodhya for votebank politics.

“Some people are saying this yatra is for political purposes. If that is the case,then I would request the people and the media to stop discussing it. Samajwadi Party turns everything into votebank politics,” she told reporters here.

Likening the controversy with the one over the suspension of Guatam Budh Nagar SDM Durga Shakti Nagpal,she said in the case of the IAS officer too,the SP government had tried to appease the Muslims by saying she was punished for ordering the demolition of the wall of a mosque,“which was not true”.

“They (SP) did this (suspend Nagpal) to tell the Muslims that they were doing all this for them. Ultimately people from the minority community themselves said it was not a mosque wall,” she said.

Claiming that “this is actually a match-fixing between the Centre and the Samajwadi Party with CBI working as bookie,” Bharti defended the VHP yatra and said,“The saints have a special privilege and they should be allowed to carry out the parikrama.”

Asked if she will join the yatra,Bharti said: “For Ram temple,I am ready to fight against anybody,be it the Samajwadi Party or the Akhilesh Yadav government. I can sacrifice my life for the Ayodhya movement.”

Coming back to the temple issue,she said,“The bench also said one part of the land belongs to Lord Ram. All three judges agreed on this. I think this is the right time that the Ram temple issue is resolved.”

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