Subsequent to her controversial remarks that government officials are there only to “pick up our [leaders’] slippers”, senior BJP leader Uma Bharti has written a letter to the Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, saying she will improve her language and also urged him to do so.
On September 21, Bharti in a brief letter to Digvijaya Singh said, “I am deeply hurt by my own words. I used to tell you [Singh] repeatedly that you don’t use moderate language…I will improve my language from now on, if you can do the same, then do it.” She also quoted a ‘chaupai’ [verse] from the epic ‘Ramayana’ in her letter to the Congress leader.
As a video containing Bharti's serious comments against bureaucracy surfaced on social media on Monday, Singh had criticised her for telling him to speak less, while she herself used "highly objectionable" words against bureaucrats. After the clip surfaced, Uma Bharti issued a clarification in multiple tweets, saying it was an informal interaction with a delegation of representatives from other backward classes at her home in Bhopal and the video of same went viral on social media.