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Uma Bharti not to seek bail

By Our Special Correspondent

HUBLI, AUG. 24. Uma Bharti, BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, who is expected to arrive here tomorrow to appear before the court in response to the non-bailable warrant pending against her, would prefer to be arrested and go to jail rather than seek bail.

"She will not take bail here," H.N. Ananth Kumar, State BJP President, told The Hindu here today.

There was also no question of approaching any court for relief, Mr. Ananth Kumar said, ruling out Ms. Bharti moving the Karnataka High Court after she lost the legal battle for the withdrawal of the case in the court of the District and Sessions Judge here. She would remain in jail till the State Government withdrew the case against her, he said.

Mr. Ananth Kumar was here in connection with the preparations for launching the "Tirangi Yatra" (Tricolour yatra) from Hubli to Jallianwallah Bagh, which Ms. Bharti said she would undertake.

"The party has decided to launch a Statewide and nationwide movement. Details such as who will lead the yatra if Ms. Bharti is arrested and when it will begin are being worked out," he said.

The party's agitation would demand the withdrawal of the case against Ms. Bharti, he said, before leaving for Miraj in the evening to receive Ms. Bharti, who is travelling by the Nizamuddin-Vasco Express en route to Hubli. The train, which is scheduled to reach Miraj, the last station on the Maharashtra side, at 10.30 p.m. before entering Karnataka, is already running three hours late because of the receptions arranged for her on the way.

If Ms. Bharti is put in jail, it will give the BJP an opportunity to step up its campaign against the State Government.

While what Ms. Bharti will do on reaching Hubli on Wednesday is clear, there is uncertainty over what the police will do the moment she enters Karnataka. They are not clear whether to arrest her the moment the train enters Karnataka or wait till it reaches Hubli.

BJP sources said that Ms. Bharti would be given a "heroic welcome" as she passed stations in Karnataka on her way to Hubli.

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