While claiming that she is the star of Madhya Pradesh, and has been ever since she was born, Union Minister Uma Bharti has promised her complete support to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ahead of the state elections in 2019.
The Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation stated that despite being a MLA from Uttar Pradesh, she is the star of MP, a place where she took birth. Speaking to the media, the Union Minister said,
"I am from Madhya Pradesh. Even though I am a MLA from Uttar Pradesh, but I belong to Madhya Pradesh. I have always been the 'star' of this state. I was born as a star in the village of Dunda from Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh. Since the age of 6 I have been giving speeches. That's why it's not necessary to term me officially as a 'star'. The people from outside the state call me that."
A tough contest is expected between the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and the 'Mahagthbandhan', led by Congress, during the MP polls in 2019, which will be held at the same time as the general elections.
The BJP leader also mentioned that she is ready to fight it out to help Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP stay in power.
"Yesterday I had a long meeting with Shivraj Singh Chouhan. I assured him of all kind of support which he may need. If because of me, he is able to win two votes, I will go there, stand and seek vote for him. All I want is to watch him as the CM again, and watch the BJP in power again, " she added.
Her comments on the upcoming polls come at the same time when Congress President Rahul Gandhi visited the state in his quest to wrestle the power back to his party. He kick-started Congress' Sankalp Yatra' in Chitrakoot near Satna district and was seen offering prayers at Shri Kamadgiri Temple along with other leaders of his party.
Following the visit to the temple, he held a meeting in Rajola, wherein he launched yet another attack on PM Modi. The Congress supremo said, "Prime Minister said that he will build Sardar Patel statue and during the process he gave jobs to the people in China. But I will ensure that if we come to power then we will show how to change the perspective from 'Made in China' to 'Made in Chitrakoot'."