BJP, SP are joining hands to save UPA govt: Uma Bharti

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New Delhi, Aug 5 (UNI) Denouncing BJP's comment of dubbing her an 'agent of the Samajwadi Party' in the 'cash for vote' CD expose Bharatiya Jan Shakti party chief and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti today said the reality was that both BJP and SP had joined hands to save the UPA government.

''Both the BJP and SP were hand in glove on the 'trust vote' issue as they both are for the nuclear deal,'' Ms Bharti told the media here.

As for Arun Jaitley calling me an agent of the SP, she said it does not behove of him to use such a reference for me. ''This was atrocious and demeaning. Mr Advani should teach some etiquette to his party men.'' ''When the BJP joins hands they call it coalition and when I do it they call me an agent. This is disgusting and I will take the issue to the people in the forthcoming Assembly elections.'' Such dual-faced policy was dangerous for the country and would prove to be shattering for the BJP in times to come, she said.

The firebrand former BJP leader also said she would go all out to ensure that BJP suffered the most in the coming elections, so that ''I can fill the gap''.

Conceding that she had been meeting SP people, along with people from other parties, for quite some time, Ms Bharti said she was not against parties or people but differed on issues.

''I have been sitting with Mulayam Singh, Amar Singh, Sharad Pawar and others since 1997 and will continue to do so in future also.'' The meeting point is the welfare of adivasis and backward classes and women's reservation, she added.

On the shortcomings in the content of the CD she showed to the media to expose the BJP's hand in the 'note for vote' scam, Ms Bharti said she stood by what she had said.

''The CD showing Mr Saxena, who is said to be a close of Mr Amar Singh, going to meet the MP even after July 22 was a grave issue which showed that both parties were still in touch even after the 'expose' came to light.'' Talking soft on Mr L K Advani, Ms Bharti said it was surprising to see him supporting the 'vote for note' scam as ''he does not know what the deal was behind the deal''.


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