Lucknow, Jun 22: Uma Bharti means business and on Jun 22 she made that clear in no uncertain terms. Re-inducted into the BJP fold after a gap of six years, the firebrand sanyasin turned politician said that although her party has faith in Hindutva and the Ram temple issue, still they are not going to be its political agenda for the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
Soon after her re-induction, the BJP top brass made her the party's UP in-charge.
Speaking to reporters in Uttar Pradesh, the fire-brand politician said, "I have faith in Hindutva and Ram. We want Ram Rajya here. The issue of Ram temple is of faith but it's not the party's political agenda for the state. We will focus on crime and corruption, which would be our agenda for the 2012 polls."
And added, "I have never compromised with Hindutva and the Ram temple issue. Had I done so when I was not in BJP for about five and a half years, my condition would have been better. The discrepancies and corruption in development (in UP) will be exposed by the party."
Turning her attention to Congress, she reacted to their raking up of issues of corruption and crime and said, "A thief cannot point a finger at another thief.. It can be done by a policeman."
And if it's UP, then how can BJP function without reacting to the statements of Congress General Secretary? Uma Bharti did the same and said, "He (Digvijay Singh) is stepney of Rahul Gandhi...he does not have any value in Uttar Pradesh... It's a coincidence that I defeat him wherever he goes. I defeated him in Madhya Pradesh and then in Bihar, where he was incharge...and now its the turn of Uttar Pradesh."
And added, "Whenever he makes any statement, a party spokesman disowns it. I think the party has left him on his own. It seems his tongue is not in Congress' control."