Uma Bharti to not contest LS elections but may campaign for BJP

In December last year, Uma Bharti announced to take a break from active politics.

New Delhi: Union Minister Uma Bharti has written to BJP president Amit Shah, reiterating her decision not to contest the coming Lok Sabha elections but has said that she will be happy to accept any other responsibilities assigned to her by the party.

"Dear friend, as I have already declared, reiterating the same I had written a letter to the party president Mr. Amit Shah, repeating my request of not contesting an election, so that the party officially declares it," wrote Bharti on her Twitter account.

"I have told all the friends that for the next one-and-a-half years, I want to spend the maximum time on the banks of the Ganga. During this period, I will participate in the Lok Sabha election campaign according to the BJP's directive, and will fulfill the responsibilities assigned to me," she said.

Bharti, however, said that she will not retire from politics till 'her last breath' and will continue to do politics for the rights of poor man.

"Prime Minister @narendramodi ji is the head guard of the country. All of BJP workers are included in the army of the chowkidars. My wish is that our government is formed and Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister again," she added.

In December last year, the Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti had announced to take a break from active politics to focus on the issue of Ram temple and cleaning of Ganga river.

She had also announced that she would not contest the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.

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