Uma Bharti supports Advani as PMMarch 17th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janashakti Party leader Uma Bharti Tuesday offered her support to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) L.K. Advani as the next prime minister of India.
Bharti’s U-turn comes years after she was expelled from the BJP for her outburst against Advani in a full media glare.
“I have decided that I would not become a road block in you becoming the prime minister,” Bharti said in a letter addressed to Advani.
The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister, who was expelled from the BJP in 2005, said: “I want you to become the prime minister and help solve the serious national issues.”
Bharti was suspended from the party in 2004 for her outbrust against Advani in full media glare. But in May 2005, her suspension was revoked due to the pressure by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and she was appointed member of the party’s national executive.
Later in the year, she was expelled from the BJP when she revolted against the appointment of Shivraj Singh Chauhan as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh.
Bharti, who later formed Bharatiya Janashakti Party, said: “For the post of prime minister, I support you completely and will follow every direction in this regard.”
She, however, said she had not made up mind to re-join the BJP “and neither my party will merge with the BJP.”
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