Union Minister Uma Bharti has declared that he will not contest in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. She has expressed her decision in a letter to BJP President Amit Shah. She is the second union minister, who expressed desire not to contest in the Lok Sabha polls.
Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also announced, last year, that she will not contest in Lok Sabha polls. In her letter to 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 added.
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. She has been a star campaigner for BJP since more than two decades.