Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Uma Bharti has claimed that her presence in the state has made several leaders of the party nervous.
She has also said that much before BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia helped the party form the government she had achieved the same feat by forming a government with a bigger majority.
Bharti has been attempting to regain her space in the ever-shrinking political landscape in the state.
She has reacted after being not invited to the Jan Ashirwad Yatras that are currently underway in the state.
“I have certainly discussed all the 230 Assembly candidates of Madhya Pradesh with the leaders of the Center and the state. Therefore, there is no need for me to write a list and give it. Yes, these names have also been included in my discussion, every candidate of BJP is mine,” she was quoted by The Indian Express as having said.
Earlier, BJP named Bharti’s nephew Pritam Singh Lodhi as its candidate from Pichhore in the coming Assembly polls.
“I was not invited anywhere to these (Jan Ashirwad Yatras). It does not matter to me. I have formed the government here. Even in 2020, when I got corona (virus) … BJP was requesting that you come. When elections were held for 28 seats, we won 22 seats and I campaigned hard and when the Aashirwad Yatra started I was not called again because they think that now we will form the government,” she said.
She added: “But this question definitely comes to my mind that when Jyotiraditya Scindia formed your government, I too had formed a complete government. Jyotiraditya
Scindia is very dear to me. He is my nephew.”
“Maybe they (the BJP leaders) are nervous that if I am there then the entire public attention will be on me,” she added.
Later, she posted on X, “Now, even if I am invited I will not go anywhere. Neither at the beginning nor at the closing ceremony on September 25.”
Bharti also said there was an unbreakable and strong bond of respect between her and Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
“Whenever and wherever Shivraj ji asks me to campaign for election, I can campaign by obeying and respecting him,” she as quoted in the report as having said.