New Delhi: The imminent return of expelled leader Uma Bharati to her parent party has cooled off the protests against her within the organisation. BJP national president Nitin Gadkari has unofficially held talks with the main leaders of the party and a decision in this regard is likely to be announced on Friday.

BJP is seriously contemplating on using Bharati’s second innings with the party for the 2012 UP assembly election campaign.

Since the party high command seems to be convinced of Uma’s charisma being able to revive the BJP’s lost glory in Uttar Pradesh, the protesting cadres within the party in Madhya Pradesh as well as in Uttar Pradesh have been pacified.

The BJP’s Central Core group meeting on Wednesday also held an informal discussion on Uma Bharati’s return to the party-fold. The former Madhya Pradesh CM’s return is almost final, only ways of her return to the party is being considered, revealed sources.

Meanwhile, an adamant Gadkari has made things clear to the party leaders opposing Uma’s return. Pacifying the leaders in Madhya Pradesh who are feeling threatened at her return, it was said that Uma’s services would be used exclusively for the mission in Uttar Pradesh.

This alarmed the leaders in UP who initially had vehemently opposed Uma’s return, but Gadkari taking the lead has shunted their apprehensions. Now, the situation is under control in UP and the protests have died down totally.

Gadkari, however, made it clear to all the leaders in Uttar Pradesh that any kind of candidate recommendation for any assembly seat will not be entertained. Rather, the party will allot tickets to the deserving candidates on the basis of the party’s internal survey.

Since the BJP is striving hard to regain the lost ground in the largest state of UP, Uma Bharati seems to fit well in their strategy considering the present political scenario.

In the last Assembly polls, the party could garner merely 17 percent votes. And in order to come to the forefront and register a sizable presence in the state it has to augment its voting percentage to 23-24 percent.

(JPN/Bureau)