Uma Bharti won't contest Lok Sabha polls, wishes to spend time on Ganga banks

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In a series of tweets, Uma Bharti further said that she would like to spend the coming year-and-a-half on the Ganges. She also said that she would still be campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as and when required, but not contest the elections.

Uma Bharti has requested BJP to allow her to not contest the Lok Sabha elections. (Image: Twitter)

Veteran BJP MP and Union minister Uma Bharti on Saturday announced that she has formally written to party president Amit Shah, saying she doesn’t want to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

In a series of tweets, Uma Bharti further said that she would like to spend the coming year-and-a-half on the Ganges. She also said that she would still be campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as and when required, but not contest the elections.

Uma Bharti has also expressed a wish to continue to be involved in politics for the rest of her life.

She wrote on Twitter, “Like I had announced earlier, I am repeating myself again to say that I have written to party president Amit Shah to tell him about my request to not contest the elections, so that the party can make the announcement accordingly.”

Uma Bharti won the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi. She is a Cabinet minister in the Narendra Modi government who holds the portfolio of drinking water and sanitation.

Known as a firebrand Hindutva leader, Uma Bharti was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for a brief period.

Uma Bharti was an active member of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement along with other veteran BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.

In 2017, a special CBI court charged Uma Bharti and others with criminal conspiracy in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

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