Withdrawal of 'Ramsethu' affidavit a publicity gimmick by Cong: Uma

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Indore, Sep 16 (UNI) Bharatiya Janshakti (BJ) President Uma Bharti today described withdrawal of controversial affidavit over the 'Ramsethu' from the Supreme Court by the Centre as a ''publicity gimmick'' of the Congress.

Ms Bharti, while talking to reporters before leading a protest against Reliance Fresh here, said filing an affidavit denying existence of Lord Rama was a big mistake. Congress President Sonia Gandhi, stepping into it for withdrawing the affidavit, was a mere publicity gimmick, she added.

On allegations that the Setu Samundram project had been prepared during the previous NDA Government regime, she said the project got approval under the present government. The fiery sanyasin claimed that she had raised the 'Ramsethu' issue and the BJP had taken it up now.

She said various saints had shown interest in protesting against the project but had decided to remain away for fear of being dubbed BJP supporters.


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