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Uma seeks support of Mulayam and Mayawati against Sonia

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) Expelled BJP leader Uma Bharti today sought the cooperation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh and Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati to ensure victory of her nominee against Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the forthcoming Rae Bareli Lok Sabha by elections.

In separate but identical letters, Ms Bharti specified seven reasons for her decision to field her candidate against Ms Gandhi. The letters followed her letter to BJP President Rajnath Singh asking his party's support for her candidate. Although she has not named the candidate, it is expected that she would be fielding a woman candidate more educationally qualified than Ms Gandhi.

''Defeating Ms Gandhi in elections is essential not only for cleansing politics but also to accord due recognition and honour to natural citizens. There can be two opinions on allowing a foreign born citizen to occupy the constitutional positions but I strongly believe it should not be so,'' Ms Bharti wrote.

Mrs Gandhi, who speaks of clean politics, owes an explanation to the people regarding the defreezing of two London bank accounts of Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi by the UPA Government, she added.

She had imposed a Lok Sabha election on the country by her false and fictitious claim of majority in 1999. It was also important that the reason behind her backtracking from forming the government should be demystified after staking claim before the President of India twice in 2004, the letter further said.

Ms Bharti claimedthat it was because of Sonia's 'personal animosity' with Amitabh Bachchan's family that Parliament session was disrupted, as the issue of 'office of profit' could have been more tactfully resolved.'' The people of Rae Bareli have been protecting the Nehru-Gandhi family in successive elections but got nothing in return except poverty, hunger, backwardness. ''Under these circumstances, I seek your support and I am hopeful that you will consider my request with all seriousness,'' she said.


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