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Now, Bharti and qvi say BJP should have fielded Muslims in UP polls

New Delhi, Feb 27: Union Ministers Uma Bharti and Mukhtar Abbas qvi on Monday echoed Home Minister Rajth Singh’s stand on the BJP fielding Muslim candidates in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Bharti, Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvetion, said the Bharatiya Jata Party made a “huge mistake” by not fielding any Muslim candidate. Her Cabinet colleague qvi too said it would have been better if their party had fielded Muslim candidates. Rajth Singh had earlier said Muslims should have been given tickets by the BJP in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. “I am really feeling sorry that we could not field a Muslim. I spoke with (BJP President) Amit Shah and (state party President) Keshav Prasad Maurya about how we could have brought a Muslim to the assembly,” Uma Bharti told CNN-News18.  (IANS)