Union Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday at Bhopal declared that she will not contest elections for the next three years due to health issues. She also clarified that she is not retiring from politics.
The Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation said, “I need some time to take rest. I am suffering from knee and back problems. I will not fight for elections for the next three years.”
The BJP MP from Jhansi told the reporters that she for the time being wants to work from 9AM to 5PM.
She added that her doctors have asked her to follow a strict lifestyle. “I need to rejuvenate my body,” said the 58-year-old BJP leader.
The Union Minister added that she had informed BJP president Amit Shah about her wish to take a leave. “Amit Shah ji has asked me to continue as Union Minister till 2019.”
“Taking three years leave does not mean I am retiring from politics. After these three years I will have many more years in politics,” added Bharti.