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Uma Bharti takes break from active politics to focus on Ram temple, Ganga

ANI  |  Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), [India] 

for Drinking Water and Sanitation and senior (BJP) on Tuesday announced to take a break from active to focus on the issue of and cleaning of She also said that she would not contest the upcoming polls in 2019.

Speaking to ANI, Bharti said she has taken permission from the top party leaders for her decision. "I would only work for the and Ganga for the next one and a half years," she added. She is currently a member of from Jhansi in

Uma's decision comes days after announced that she would not contest the 2019 polls due to her health issues.

Talking about the issue, Bharti said that the agitation over the matter is going on due to delay in the court's judgment over the issue. She also blamed the for vitiating the atmosphere in the country and added that a positive atmosphere has to be rebuilt for an ordinance to construct the Ram temple.

In her comment on the allegation of tampering electronic voting machines (EVMs), former said, "It is the duty of the to clarify everybody's doubt on the voting machines. However, there are a lot of countries who are much more technologically advanced but don't use EVMs for elections."

Speaking about the incident in Bulandshahr, she said that the should tackle the matter diligently. "I want the to deal with this in full compliance with the rule of law. It is good that an SIT probe has been formed to probe the matter. should have paid more attention when the gathering was so huge," she added.

Earlier on Monday, was killed during clashes, which broke out between the police and a mob over alleged illegal cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh's district.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 19:25 IST
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