Haridwar: Former BJP leader Uma Bharti, who has been camping in Haridwar for the last 20 days for her Save Ganga campaign, has been invited by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for talks on the issue. After the invitation, Uma has left for the national capital.

The firebrand leader is expected to meet Manmohan Singh and Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh by the end of the week.

Notably, the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has turned activist to save Ganga and has demanded the Central government to declare it as the national river. She has also asked for the constitution of a board to review the power projects and maintain the sanctity of the holy river and to look into the construction of hydro power projects in the Himalayan region.

According to Divya Sewa Mission, PM has invited her for discussion.

It may be noted that the first phase of her campaign, during which she also observed fast, concluded on May 29.  Uma held prayers at the Kali Mandir in Haridwar and attended several religious functions in the city before leaving for Delhi.

(Agencies)