Advertisement
Monday, Aug 15, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Sumitra Mahajan Not To Contest Lok Sabha Polls, Says 'Has Freed BJP To Make Its Choice'

Lok Sabha Speaker and eight-time MP from Indore, Sumitra Mahajan, who turns 76 next week said there had been speculations whether the party will field someone who has crossed the 75-year age bar.

Sumitra Mahajan Not To Contest Lok Sabha Polls, Says 'Has Freed BJP To Make Its Choice'
| File Photo
Sumitra Mahajan Not To Contest Lok Sabha Polls, Says 'Has Freed BJP To Make Its Choice'
outlookindia.com
2019-04-05T15:24:53+05:30

With the BJP appearing to be in a dilemma over fielding her, outgoing Lok Sabha Speaker and eight-time MP from Indore, Sumitra Mahajan on Friday said she would not contest the upcoming general elections and that she has freed her party from making its choice.

Mahajan, who turns 76 next week, said there had been speculations whether the party will field someone who has crossed the 75-year age bar.

"There were speculations and so I decided to end them and free the party to make its choice. I will not contest Lok Sabha elections," she told PTI from Indore.

PTI

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement