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Uma Bharti Uma Bharti Height: 5' 3” DOB: 3 May 1959

Occasionally addressed by the Hindu honorific Sadhvi, Uma Bharti currently is currently serving as the cabinet minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government. At a young age, she became involved with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She contested her first parliamentary election in 1984. However, she was unsuccessful. Bharti, in 1989, successfully contested from the Khajuraho seat. She retained the seat it in elections conducted in 1991, 1996 and 1998. In 1999, she fought from Bhopal seat and won. For the 2003 Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Bharti was appointed the Chief Ministerial candidate of the saffron party. She led the party to a sweeping victory in which it won 173 out of 230 seats in the state. In 2014, after Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister, she was appointed the Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. She held the post until September 2017.

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Differences over liquor prohibition boil over as Uma Bharti asks why MP CM not talking on issue

India | Apr 04, 2022, 05:19 PM IST

Referring to MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's recent statement that if people stop consuming liquor, he will immediately close these shops, Bharti said “When people won't drink liquor then how these shops will run?

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A warning to administration: Ex- MP CM Uma Bharti throws stone at liquor shop in Bhopal | Watch

India | Mar 14, 2022, 12:02 AM IST

The former Union minister said that through her act, she has warned the local administration to get the liquor shop shut within a week.

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Uma Bharti says she will improve her language after controversial remarks on bureaucrats

India | Sep 22, 2021, 12:09 PM IST

As a video containing Bharti's critical comments against bureaucracy surfaced on social media on Monday, Singh had criticised her for telling him to speak less, while she herself used "highly objectionable" words against bureaucrats.

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Uma Bharti's controversial remark: 'Bureaucracy there to carry our slippers' | WATCH

India | Sep 21, 2021, 10:25 AM IST

The video is said to be of Saturday (September 18) when a delegation of OBC Mahasabha had met Uma Bharti at her bungalow in Bhopal.

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As minister, I was against power projects on Ganga, its main tributaries: Uma Bharti

India | Feb 08, 2021, 11:34 AM IST

BJP leader Uma Bharti Sunday said the Uttarakhand flood tragedy triggered by a glacier burst is a matter of concern as well as a warning, and added that as a minister she had spoken against having any power project on the Ganga and its major tributaries.

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UP police's suspicious action dented state govt, BJP's image: Uma Bharti to Yogi Adityanath

India | Oct 02, 2020, 08:42 PM IST

Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti said Friday the "suspicious" action of UP police in the Hathras incident has "dented" the image of the BJP, the state government and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and requested him to allow media persons and politicians to meet the victim's family. 

Babri Verdict: BJP leaders LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti unlikely to be present in court

Babri Verdict: BJP leaders LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti unlikely to be present in court

India | Sep 30, 2020, 10:24 AM IST

BJP veterans LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh, all accused in the Babri mosque demolition case, are unlikely to be present in the trial court on Wednesday at the time of delivery of verdict in the matter.

BJP leader Uma Bharti tests positive for Covid-19,

BJP leader Uma Bharti tests positive for Covid-19

India | Sep 27, 2020, 08:11 AM IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice president and former Union minister Uma Bharti has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. She has quarantined herself at Vande Mataram Kunj between Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Uma Bharti opts out of 'bhumi pujan' ceremony

Uma Bharti opts out of 'bhumi pujan' ceremony

India | Aug 03, 2020, 01:35 PM IST

Taking to Twitter, Uma Bharti said that she is concerned about the health of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others who will be attending the mega event at Ayodhya, amid the Corona pandemic.

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Uma Bharti slips, suffers two fractures in foot

India | Nov 18, 2019, 09:24 PM IST

​Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti was hospitalised on Monday, a day after after she slipped and injured herself at an ashram near Rishikesh.  

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Uma Bharti cautions BJP against taking support from Gopal Kanda

Politics | Oct 25, 2019, 02:27 PM IST

BJP National Vice President Uma Bharti has requested the party leadership to refrain from 'compromising on morals' by taking support from Gopal Kanda.

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Country will see Priyanka as a 'thief's wife', says Uma Bharti

Apr 17, 2019, 07:04 AM IST

Bharti also targeted Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, saying by choosing to contest elections from Amethi and Wayanad, he has accepted defeat.

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Any BJP contender from Bhopal can defeat Digvijaya Singh: Uma Bharti

Apr 15, 2019, 10:10 AM IST

In her tweet, she also said that her part in defeating him had ended in 2003 after she dethroned him as the Chief Minister of the state.

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Shock for masses if Ram temple not built under Modi-Yogi: Uma Bharti

Politics | Dec 31, 2018, 11:52 AM IST

Asked about former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan calling himself a tiger, Bharti said, "I know him since 1984 and he is a tiger. I will remain firebrand and he (Chouhan) will be a tiger."

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Only obstruction in construction of Ram Temple is Congress’ conspiracy: Uma Bharti

Dec 06, 2018, 06:39 PM IST

BJP ally Shiv Sena is pressuring the government to bring an ordinance for the construction of the temple.

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Won’t contest next Lok Sabha elections: Union minister Uma Bharti

Dec 04, 2018, 10:02 PM IST

Uma Bharti’s announcement comes days after another senior BJP leader Susham Swaraj, who is also the External Affairs Minister in Narendra Modi government, also decided against contesting the 2019 parliamentary polls.

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Madhya Pradesh elections 2018: Who is Uma Bharti

Dec 04, 2018, 04:54 PM IST

In 2014, after Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister, she was appointed the Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

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Talk of building mosque close to Ram temple can make Hindus intolerant: Uma Bharti

India | Nov 04, 2018, 04:01 PM IST

She said when there could not be a temple in the holy town of Medina or a mosque in the Vatican City, it would be "unfair" to talk about a mosque in Ayodhya.

Babri Masjid demolition case: Supreme Court seeks report

Babri Masjid demolition case: SC seeks report from trial judge

India | Sep 10, 2018, 12:55 PM IST

A bench of Justices RF Nariman and Indu Malhotra also sought the Uttar Pradesh government's response on a plea of trial court judge S K Yadav, whose promotion was stayed by the Allahabad High Court on the ground that the apex court had directed him to complete the trial.

Uma Bharti not to contest elections for next 3 years, plans

Uma Bharti not to contest elections for next three years, plans rest for health reasons

Politics | Feb 13, 2018, 09:21 PM IST

Union minister Uma Bharti said today she will not contest elections for the next three years owing to health problems. She, however, clarified that she was not retiring from politics.

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