Union minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday cleared she won’t contest the next Lok Sabha elections.The senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader’s announcement came days after her cabinet colleague Sushma Swaraj said she won’t contest the next LS polls.
Bharti said she will instead concentrate on the issues of Ram temple in Ayodhya and cleanliness of the River Ganga for the next one-and-a half years. She said she would ’embark on a pilgrimage to devote time for Ganga river and Lord Ram by leaving power’. She clarified that she was not quitting politics.
Bharti announced that she would set out on a 2,500-km yatra (pilgrimage) along the Ganga river on foot from Makar Sankranti in January next year for nearly one-and-a-half years by ‘leaving power’. (Input:Agencies)