Bhopal: Former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Uma Bharti is in no mood to relent as far as sale of liquor in the state goes. She has been opposing the decision of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government on the sale of liquor. Bharti has shot off a letter to national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) JP Nadda seeking his mediation in the liquor policy of the BJP-ruled state.
In the three-page letter, Bharti has said, “You (Shivraj) respect me a lot and also you know me very well that I do not go against party’s set of rules, but I do not compromise with subjects that are related with my faith.”
Bharti appealed to Nadda to frame a unified liquor policy for all BJP ruled states. Bharti hogged the media headlines on the issue either by throwing stones at liquor shop or by staging a sit-in in front of liquor shops. She has made the letter public through her tweeter account.
Bharti further mentioned whenever she had a discussion on the liquor policy issue with Chouhan, she always maintained secrecy, because she was convinced that a positive result will come out. “It made me a subject of mockery and criticism,” she added.
“Demand of ban on liquor sale in Madhya Pradesh is not my personal arrogance, but it is subject of respect of women, safety of families, which is directly connected with livelihood of youth and social harmony,” Bharti wrote.