After Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti Opts Out Of 2019 LS Polls

New Delhi: The Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Uma Bharti has declared that she will not be contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Interacting with media at Madhya Pradesh’s capital city Bhopal, Bharti said she would concentrate on issues such as the building of Ram Temple in Ayodhya and the cleanliness of river Ganga.

The BJP leader also said she will set out on a 2,500-km yatra along the Ganga river on foot on Makar Sankranti in January next year for one-and-a-half years.

“I will not do anything for the next one-and-a-half years except (working) for the Ganga and Lord Ram. However, I am not taking ‘sanyas’ (from politics). ‘Sanyas’ is a different thing. I will do politics till my end. Nobody can force me to leave politics. I will do it while being in the BJP only,” Bharti said.

“I believe that one has to go to the banks of the Ganga river by leaving power and I am doing so for next one-and-a-half years. But I will be campaigning and would do politics till my last and that too with energy,” she added.

Intesretingly, this comes after Uma Bharti declared in February that she would opt out of 2019 elections due to advancing age and health issues.

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