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Rahul Should Take Class From Me, Says Uma

PTI 18 Dec 2010, 13:02:50 IST
Lucknow, Dec 18 (PTI) Slamming Rahul Gandhi for making "irresponsible" remarks that Hindu radicals posed a bigger threat than terror outfits like LeT, former BJP leader Uma Bharti today claimed he was taking lessons from Divijay Singh to make statements against RSS for garnering Muslim support.She also alleged that the Congress "creates" terrorism and seeks vote in its name.

"Congress is an irresponsible party...It creates terrorism and seek votes in its name...LTTE was patronised by Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi and the organisation
ultimately took the life of Rajiv in a tragic incident",Bharti told reporters in reply to a question.On Rahul's comment that radicalised Hindu groups posed a bigger threat than outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Bharti said Rahul should act maturely.

"Rahul is taking notes from Digvijay Singh...Rahul should take class from me, should study a bit..He should not make irresponsible comments", Bharti said, claiming that Dijvijay was teaching Rahul to make statements against RSS to garner support of Muslims to get their vote.

Alleging that Digvijay was fond of issuing irresponsible statements, the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister advised Rahul to take notes from her and read historical facts about RSS before comparing it with SIMI."Jawahar Lal Nehru sought support of RSS in Kashmir and even gave place to RSS in the Republic Day parade.It is a historical fact..Rahul should read it", Bharti said.

On the issue of her return to the BJP, Bharti said she was yet to take a decision on it."I had talks with L K Advani and Nitin Gadkari, who wanted me to rejoin BJP as its office bearer. I wanted to join NDA with my (Bhartiya Janshakti) party as one of its constituent...I have not decided yet about rejoining the party", Bharti said.
She also termed her projection as the next chief ministerial candidate of BJP in UP as a joke.

"I do not know how this is in circulation that I will be the next chief ministerial candidate of the BJP in UP. This is the biggest joke of 2010...everyone should be cautious of this as I have not yet decided about rejoining," she said.Bharti said that when she talked about contesting elections, it was for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and "it should not be related in anyway with the 2012 assembly polls."

She also claimed that she had distanced herself from politics after suicide of her sister-in-law, who was like her mother.

Asking all political parties to clear their stand on corruption and criminalisation of politics, Bharti said she did not want to engage herself in politics at this moment.On Advani's statement regarding her return to the party, Bharti said, "Whatever he said is true and whatever I am saying is also true".PTI