Uma meets Kalam, seeks his leadership to fight corruption

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New Delhi, Jul 31 (UNI) Bharatiya Janshakti leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti today called on former president A P J Abdul Kalam to convey the wishes of nonagenarian social activist Nanaji Deshmukh that he should lead an anti-corruption movement in the country.

After her meeting with Dr Kalam, Ms Bharti said she had handed over Mr Deshmukh's letter, expressing his desire that Dr Kalam should take the lead to eradicate corruption which had reached alarming proportions. ''I can't walk or move around because of my old age but can't see the system collapsing,'' Mr Nanaji is understood to have written to Dr Kalam.

Ms Bharti said when she had met ailing Nanaji in hospital he had wished that she worked with Dr Kalam. ''I have given my word that I will work according to Nanaji's wishes and even carried his letter to Dr Kalam,'' she said.

Dr Kalam, on his part, assured Ms Bharti that he would call on Nanaji and discuss the matter with him directly.

Earlier, Ms Bharti met Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh and Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav seeking their support for the Women's Reservation Bill.

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