India: Uma Bharti recovers from Covid-19, will campaign in MP by-polls after 10 days | India News

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BHOPAL: With just a fortnight left for polling on 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh by-polls, former chief minister Uma Bharti is unlikely to join the poll campaign for 10 more days. Bharti who was admitted to a hospital in Rishikesh on September 28 after testing positive for Covid infection, tweeted on Thursday that she has successfully recovered from Covid but it will take ten more days to recover her from the weakness. Bharti is BJP's star campaigner and holds major sway among Lodhi and other OBC dominated communities in the state.
“I am very happy to give this good news to you. Due to the mercy of God, the medical team which has taken care of me for twenty days has declared me completely healthy today and it will take ten days to recover my weakness completely, ”tweeted Bharti with her video strolling on the banks of river Ganga in Rishikesh.
The BJP leader also posted a picture of an elephant on the banks of the river and said that she could see Gajraj taking bath in the river Ganga. Uma Bharti was tested positive for coronavirus on September 27 when she was on the way to Rishikesh. Bharti disclosed about her health condition in the social media and also expressed her desire to be present in the court during the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition verdict. However, she could not make it due to Covid infection despite being acquitted by the Special CBI court from the charges.
On October 12, Bharti posted her picture near the banks of river Ganga hinting at her recovering fast from the pandemic. The BJP firebrand leader had been active during the by-poll in Lodhi dominated areas and also shared the dais with chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan after a long time during her rallies in Ashoknagar and Bhind districts on September 14 and 15.
It was expected that Bharti would be campaigning in her home district Chhatarpur to promote her supporter and BJP candidate Pradyuman Singh Lodhi, who is contesting from Malhera against Congress' nominee Sadhvi Ramsiya Bharti, a preacher and promoter of Hindutva.
However, after the changes in the program, Uma Bharti would be campaigning in OBC dominated constituencies like Malhera and Sanchi. Out of 28 seats going to polls, some strong pockets in Ashoknagar, Mungaoli, Phori, Mehgaon, Karera, Bamori, Gwalior East and Rural, Bhander and Surkhi assembly constituencies were dominated by OBC voters.
The last date for filing nominations of the candidates was October 16 while the date of polling has been scheduled to November 3. Bharti will have only a week's time to campaign for the BJP candidates in the OBC dominated areas.

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