Bhopal, Jan 31 (Agencies): Firebrand former BJP leader, Uma Bharti, on Monday said that she is like a 'blank cheque' for the saffron party in Uttar Pradesh and can be encashed for assembly polls in the state but ruled out her return to the party for now.

"I am like a blank cheque for BJP in Uttar Pradesh. It can be encashed in any way it wanted to bring it back to power in that state," Bharti told reporters after a seminar jointly organised by Jago Hind Sangthan and Kisan Sangarsh Morcha.

"I had a talk with the senior BJP leader LK Advani and party President Nitin Gadkari yesterday and I told them they can utilise my services in any way they want in Uttar Pradesh," she said.

To a question on returning to BJP, she said that at present she has no intention of going back to BJP and added that she has also told Advani and Gadkari that she wanted to stay away from politics for some time.

She also said that at present she would fight for the farmers cause.

On the issue of farmers committing suicide as their crops were damaged due to frost and cold wave, Bharti said "the situation in Madhya Pradesh is fast resembling that in Vidarbha and Telangana in this regard".

Both the state and the Centre should avoid playing politics on the issue and make a combined effort to stop farmers from committing suicide, she said.

Bharti said she had a telephonic talk with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday on the issue of farmers and advised him that officers of the district, where farmers have committed suicide, should be held responsible and action taken against them.

Referring to the statement of Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on the issue of slain cop Hemant Karkare, she said that by giving such a "shameless" statement he has helped Pakistan and added that he keeps issuing such "irresponsible" statements to remain in limelight.