Uma Bharti files complaint against PM, Sonia, Karunanidhi

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New Delhi, Sep 22 (UNI) Firebrand leader Uma Bharti today filed an FIR here against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Union Ministers Hansraj Bhardwaj, T R Baalu and Ambika Soni blaming them for hurting sentiments of Hindus on the Ram Sethu issue.

Also named in the FIR, filed at the Parliament Street Police station, was DMK chief Karunanidhi who, Ms Bharti alleged in the complaint, had hurt the sentimenmts of the Hindu community ''by terming the existence of Lord Ram a lie and using insulting language for him'', she said.

In the FIR, Ms Bharti, who has formed the Bhartiya Janshakti Party, sought action against Dr Singh and his cabinet colleagues Mr Bharadwaj, Ms Soni and Mr Baalu as well as Mrs Gandhi in connection with the controversial Ram Sethu affidavit filed in the Supreme Court.

The FIR lodged said ''the sentences and words used in the document hurt the sentiments of Hindus''.

Talking to UNI, Ms Bharti said she had lodged the FIR because ''being a Hindu, attending the Ramlilas every year, I have a strong faith in Lord Ram. Naturally, my sentiments have been hurt by the affidavit on Ram Setu.'' The FIR calls for speedy action in the matter.

UNI

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