Bhopal, Oct 6: On Sunday, Oct 5 Bhartiya Janshakti Party supremo Uma Bharti rubbished the rumours of returning to Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP). She said she prefers BSP supremo Mayawati as Prime Minister of India than L K Advani, Uma's former mentor and senior BJP leader.
"If the need arises, I will support Mayawati rather than LK Advani or Rahul Gandhi for the post of Prime Minister," she told to media. Uma added that she would be the happiest person if a Dalit woman becomes Prime Minister with her support. The former BJP leader, however, said the possibility of BSP leader occupying the post would be tough as the party would require about 70 Lok Sabha seats to stake the claim.
In Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, Bhartiya Janshakti Party and BSP will make dent in the traditional vote bank of Congress, she claimed. "In some areas we are strong while in some BSP may gain," she said. She said though BSP managed to win the elections in Uttar Pradesh, it would be difficult to replicate similar performance in forthcoming assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
Denying reports of her return to BJP Uma said "We are so much against each other that the question of going back does not arise at all." She also said that no alliance with Samajwadi party is on the cards. "Their policies are so pro-Muslim that I would prefer going to Himalayas rather than having an alliance with them," she said.
Uma Bharti also criticised the BJP for allegedly offering the
Prime Ministership to SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. The former
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said she wondered how Advani could
offer the post of Prime Minister to Yadav who wants to revoke the
ban on SIMI which is involved in
"I don't put my country at stake for short-term goals. Advani needs to learn this from me," she said. She was banking on her 'self-made theory' that whenever two parties from same school of thought emerged in the country, Congress is always the 'loser'.
"You can see in Tamil Nadu where AIADMK and DMK finished Congress. Kanshi Ram and Mulayam Singh Yadav are also products of a similar school of thought and in Bihar, Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad have finished Congress," she said.