Will not comment on any report regarding my resignation: Uma Bharti

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu SharmaBy Shubhanshu Sharma

Published on 1 Sep 2017 11:39 AM GMT

Will not comment on any report regarding my resignation: Uma Bharti
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New Delhi: Amid the reports of Union cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti refused to comment on the speculations over her resignation as the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

Taking to Twitter, she said, "The speculations that have been floating since yesterday in the media - I will not entertain any questions relating to them."

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Another Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan, however, has said that the party leadership had asked him to resign and he followed the order.

He further asserted that he would actively participate in the party's campaign in western Uttar Pradesh.

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Earlier on Thursday, Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy resigned and said on Friday morning that his resignation was the party's decision, and rebuffed the reports of any strategies behind the move.

"This is a decision by the Prime Minister, the government and the party and we are the soldiers of the party. There is no strategy behind this. I am thankful that I got the opportunity to work for the party and will continue to do this. It is their prerogative," he told the media.

According to the informed sources, Rudy is expected to be given organisational work.

Over the past 24 hours, several other leaders have also resigned hinting towards a major cabinet reshuffle, which might be aimed at the 20169 General Elections where BJP has set a target of achieving 350+ seats.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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