No Dissent, Says BJP As Uma Bharti Announces Election Sabbatical

Bhopal:  Two days after union minister Uma Bharti announced that she would take a break from electoral politics for three years due to health problems, there seems to be more to her decision than medical grounds.

On Tuesday, Ms Bharti, addressing the media in Bhopal, had alleged a conspiracy over her name being dragged into the case pertaining to alleged irregularities in examinations conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, also called the Vyapam scam. She, however, did not name anyone.

Sources say Ms Bharti, who was stripped of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation portfolio in a cabinet reshuffle last year, had indicated her disinterest in continuing as the minister of drinking water and sanitation.

In December last year, in the presence of her successor Nitin Gadkari, she had publicly said she would launch a “fast unto death” if plans related to the Ganga river were not implemented by October 2018.

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