Uma Bharti

A firebrand leader and Hindutva mascot, Uma Bharti has always been in the limelight whether she was with the BJP or out of it. Raised by Vijaya Raje Scindia of Gwalior, Bharti became involved with the Bharatiya Janata Party at a very young age. Currently, an MP from Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, she is a Cabinet Minister for water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation in the Modi government. Her first electoral battle came in 1984 when she contested the Lok

Sabha elections. Her first victory in Lok Sabha elections was in 1989 when she won from Khajuraho constiuency in Madhya Pradesh. She retained the seat in 1991, 1996 and 1998. In the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, she held various portfolios as Minister of State and Cabinet Minister, including that of Human Resource Development, Tourism, Youth Affairs and Sports. Bharti was appointed the Chief ministerial candidate of the BJP for the 2003 Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh. On the back of a fierce campaign based on a plank of development, and helped along by her reputation as a Hindutva firebrand, she led the party to a three-fourths majority in the legislature. In August 2004, after only a year in office, an arrest warrant was issued against Uma Bharti in connection with the 1994 Hubli riots, forcing her to step down as CM. She was actively involved in the ‘Ramjanmabhoomi’ movement, she has been named in the Liberhan Commission report on the demolition of the Babri mosque at the disputed site in Ayodhya. She was re-inducted in the BJP in June 2011 and was tasked with reviving the party in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the assembly election in 2012.

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Ayodhya title dispute: 'Nothing but temple can be built there, way to be found is how,' says Uma Bharti

"I am appealing to all political parties to join together to create a sentiment in favour of Ram Mandir, so that it will be an advantage of the nation, not just the BJP's," said Uma Bharti.

After Swaraj, Uma Bharti opts out of 2019 Lok Sabha electoral race

Addressing the media in Bhopal, the MP from Jhansi said she would concentrate on issues such as the building of Ram Temple in Ayodhya and the cleanliness of river Ganga.

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Uma Bharti says talk of building mosque close to Ram temple can make Hindus 'intolerant'

Uma Bharti also invited Congress president Rahul Gandhi to lay the foundation stone of the temple in Ayodhya with her.

Uma Bharti: Will not blame Supreme Court for Sabarimala order

On Sabarimala issue, Uma Bharti said women were not required to be told when they could enter a temple.

Mecca holy site for Muslims, not Ayodhya: Uma Bharti

Welcoming the court order to begin the case hearing from next month, BJP MP Uma Bharti said, "It is an important day for me and I welcome the Supreme Court decision on Ayodhya. I hope for a verdict soon."

As CMs, Bharti, Gaur worked for changing Madhya Pradesh fate: Chouhan

Chouhan singled out Bharti, now a Union minister, for praise, saying she had played a major role in ousting the Congress Chief Minister Digvijay Singh from power in 2003.

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Build Ayodhya temple as soon as possible, says Uma Bharti

With the 2019 general elections around the corner, Bharti said that “Ram bhakti” should not be linked with winning and losing, and that the construction of a “magnificent temple” in Ayodhya is “a matter of national pride”.

Uma Bharti writes to Shivraj Singh Chouhan: Some officers avenging being penalised by me

In a letter to MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, she stated that state services officer Vinay Nigam was not awarded IAS cadre even though she had recommended his case.

Uma Bharti: I will be purified if Dalits come to my home, eat food I serve

“I never take part in social harmony lunches because I don’t consider myself Lord Ram,” Uma Bharti said.

Uma Bharti on ‘maun vrat’ in Uttarakhand

While Bharti has not allowed people, including the media, to approach her, sources said that she is observing the ‘sadhana’ and the ‘maun vrat’ in the premises of the Lakhsmi Narayan temple in picturesque Harsil, which is 25 kilometres ahead of the Gangotri shrine, and is currently under snow cover.

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Women know where to go and how to behave, Uma Bharti on Sabarimala

On the Sabarimala verdict, union minister Uma Bharti said the court cannot be blamed for its intervention. This comes just days after BJP President Amit Shah said that meddling with the affairs of the temple was a conspiracy by Communists in Kerala.

Want a dialogue with all parties to settle the Ayodhya dispute, says union minister Uma Bharti

Union Minister Uma Bharti has said that leaders across party lines must come together and sort out the Ayodhya dispute through dialogue. She also said that those in the government want to build a temple at the disputed site but will need support from

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