Pilibhit, Apr 3 UNI | 4 months ago

BJP candidate from Pilibhit Lok Sabha seat and former union minister Maneka Gandhi today advised her son and party nominee from Sultanpur Varun Gandhi to think twice before passing any remark.

Ms Gandhi said, ''Varun should think twice before making any statement,'' when Varun, during his election speeches, created a flutter when he said Rahul is doing good work through his self-help groups for ameliorating the status of women in his parliamentary constituency Amethi and added that he would like to do the same in Sultanpur district.

'He is very innocent and gets carried away very easily,' Ms Gandhi said.

Someone said a lot of developmental work has happened in Amethi and Varun nodded to it, she added. Varun should confirm the facts first before believing anyone and issue any statement
accordingly, the former union minister said.

Ms Gandhi claimed that the developmental works in Amethi, which happens to be parliamentary constituency of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, had not been very satisfactory in the past 45 years.

Yesterday, Rahul had even acknowledged the appreciation of Varun about the developmental works done in Amethi parliamentary constituency, saying 'Varun is right'.

Later in the day, Varun clarified that he was not backing Rahul. 'It should NOT be seen as an endorsement of any political party or candidate,' the BJP leader wrote on Twitter.

(Posted on 03-04-2014)