Uma Bharti not to contest polls for 3 yrs

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Feb 2018 09:46:05


Staff Reporter

In the wake of her ill health, Union Minister Uma Bharti has announced that she will not contest any election for at least next three years. But if asked by party then she will do the campaigning.

Uma Bharti disclosed this in a press conference called here at her residence on Wednesday. Talking about her decision not to contest any election for three years, she said that doctors have advised her to take rest as her health is not allowing for hectic activities. She clarified that she will definitely remain in politics but will not contest elections for three years.

Going retrospective, she told that her ill health is not allowing her to get absorbed in hectic activities and it was due to this reason that she was compelled to take the decision not to contest any election for three years but she will contest election after three years.

She said it was in 2016 when she spoke to PM and expressed desire to work in organisation and he told her to reduce the weight first and it was in May 2017 that she again told him about her decision. She also talked to Amit Shah who advised her to remain as union minister post till 2019. Rest of things she had left on PM and Amit Shah.
She also recollected three reasons each which made her happy, sad and proud. Talking about three things which made her feel sad, she stated that when her name was dragged into Vyapam case it was the saddest day of her life. When asked that who hatched the conspiracy in this regard, she refused to comment by saying that CBI is probing the case.

She said second reason that made her sad was when her Bhabhi committed suicide.
Counting three reasons which made her happy, Bharti said first she became happy when she took Sanyas, second time she became happy when Narendra Modi became Prime Minister of country and third time she became happy when Yogi Adityanath took the oath as Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister.

She also said one of the three moments which made her proud was when she renounced CM chair for the cause of tricolour was the matter of pride for her. Another proud moment came when verdict came in Ayodhya issue in September 2010 and at that time she felt whatever struggle BJP and she had done finally attained success.
On this occasion, she also spoke on Ganga cleanliness campaign. When asked that Congress has objected over the statement of RSS Chief on army training issue, she refused to comment but said when Pakistan had invaded
Jammu and Kashmir, at that time Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had sought help from RSS workers and they did the necessary help. She also replied to questions asked about Congress tactic to raise the ‘Pakoda’ issue and vice versa. Talking about Ram temple controversy case, she said that now case has converted into a land dispute.