Union minister Uma Bharti has informed that she will not contest elections for the next three years due to health problems. However, she clarified that she is not retiring from politics.
Then Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation told reporters, “I am suffering from knee and back problems, and to recover, I will take some rest. I will not fight elections for the next three years.” She also said that she would not even run for the Rajya Sabha, but would campaign for the party, if asked.
Bharti said,” I’ll be with BJP & campaign for election. But if I contest the election, I’ll put my health in jeopardy, I have a problem in my knees. I conveyed this to Amit Ji, he agreed & said I’ll continue being a minister till 2019.”