Not Hindutva but crime to be BJP’s poll agenda in UP : Uma Bharti

Tackling crime and corruption will be the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) main agenda for the 2012 Uttar Pradesh elections, but Hindutva will remain its “driving force”, the party’s newly-inducted leader Uma Bharti said on Wednesday.

“In terms of corruption, Uttar Pradesh is on top. There is no law and order in the state that has become a highly insecure place for women. Considering this, it has been decided that the party’s political agenda for the forthcoming elections will be corruption and crime,” Uma Bharti told reporters at a press conference.

“I want to emphasise that Hindutva will continue to remain our guiding and driving force…Hindutva is my lifeline and so of the nation,” added Uma Bharti. She was reinducted into the BJP earlier this month, nearly six years after being expelled for defying the party leadership.

She has been entrusted with the task of party’s poll preparations in Uttar Pradesh.

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