Uma Bharti to campaign for Advani

 
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New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): Declaring her absolute support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the coming elections, Bharatiya Janashakti Party leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday said she would campaign for the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, L K Advani, in the interest of the country.

Addressing a press conference here, Bharti said it would be her good fortune if she could help Advani achieve even a single vote.

I can do anything for the country, I am happy campaigning for Advaniji. I have formed my party for the country, which is functioning properly...I am neither joining BJP, nor do I need a seat. I am not even merging my party," said Bharti.

Bharti revealed that she would not contest in the elections this time because her party "does not have adequate funds".

Bharti, a former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, had sent a letter to Advani on Tuesday that said she would be "happy to see Advani in the Prime Minister's chair."

Her move is being seen as reconciliation effort to woo the BJP ahead of the elections.

Bharti was expelled from the BJP in 2004 for her outburst against Advani in full media glare. Her suspension was revoked in 2005.

Later that year, Bharti was suspended again when a new Chief Minister for Madhya Pradesh was appointed.

Bharti then founded the regional Bharatiya Janshakti Party, but failed tomake a dent in the state assembly polls that followed. (ANI)

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