BJP names Union Minister Uma Bharti as National Vice-President
Union Minister Uma Bharti, who earlier expressed unwillingness to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, has been appointed the National Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday. She has been named a senior office bearer of BJP after she informed the party leadership of her wish to not contest the polls but to work for the party. Here are more details.
Amit Shah declared Bharti as BJP's National Vice-President: JP Nadda
Union Minister JP Nadda, Secretary of BJP's Central Election Committee, announced that Uma Bharti has been appointed the party's National Vice-President. Nadda was quoted by ANI as saying, "Uma Bharti ji had expressed her wish to not contest the election and to work for the organization. BJP President (Amit Shah) has declared her as the National Vice President of the party."
Here's what JP Nadda said on Uma Bharti's appointment
Uma Bharti wants to go on 18-month-long pilgrimage from May
Uma Bharti is the incumbent Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation. She currently represents Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi in the Lok Sabha. She earlier expressed willingness to go on a pilgrimage for 18 months from May and spend time on the banks of river Ganga. However, Uma Bharti also said she will campaign for BJP and continue to be involved in politics.