UP Polls: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan supporting Uma Bharati

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Uma Bharati
Bhopal, Jan 21: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has lent his support to BJP leader Uma Bharati. Shivraj has decided to campaign in favour of Uma in Charkari next month.

"Umaji is definitely a big national leader and I also spoke to her. She asked me to campaign in Uttar Pradesh as well as in Charkari," Chouhan said.

"I will be going for campaigning in the first week of February and the exact dates will be worked out by the party later on," he said.

BJP decided to give her an assembly seat in Bundelkhand so that she can contest for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

Chouhan commented on Salman Rushdie row, he said that, "I am in favour of freedom of speech. But one has to ensure that it should not cause any hurt to others.

May be, the security of the author could also be the reason behind the decision."

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