'I will not retire from politics,' says Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, Dec 1: EAM Sushma Swaraj on Friday reiterated that she would contest next Lok Sabha elections but would not retire from politics.
Sushma Swaraj said, "My health is good. But I am constantly taking precautions. Doctors have asked me to stay safe from infection, and also to avoid dust. I have to save myself from dust. No matter how much I try, I can't avoid dust during elections."
"Wherever I've gone for election campaigns, I've said the event should be in closed doors. Avoiding dust is a limitation of my health. And therefore, I said I won't fight next Lok Sabha elections. But I never said I will retire from politics, " she added.
Sushma Swaraj announced on November 20 that she will not be contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
During a press conference in Indore, Swaraj said she has "made up her mind not to contest elections", adding a caveat that it is the party that will take the final call. Reports have suggested that the 66-year-old BJP leader cited health reasons for her decision