New Delhi, Apr 17 IBNS | 3 months ago

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Maneka Gandhi on Thursday said her son and party's candidate from Sultanpur Lok Sabha seat, Varun Gandhi, is contesting the polls in a dignified manner.


"My son is contesting the elections in a dignified way," said Maneka.

On Wednesday, she had asked the Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi to concentrate on the ongoing Lok Sabha elections instead of taking jibes at the latter's cousin brother Varun.

Defending Varun, Maneka said: "I don't have anything to say on this. All I want to say is that the polls are on and she should concentrate on that."

"The country knows who did what. Such remarks only show how worried and insecure they (Congress) are," she added.

Meanwhile, the Congress on Wednesday lodged a written complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for calling party supremo Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka a drunk.

"I have submitted a written complaint to the Election Commission against Swamy and the BJP. The Congress wants a First Information Report (FIR) to be lodged against him and his party," Congress leader Kapil Sibal told media.

Several Congress party workers on Tuesday protested outside Swamy's residence over the issue.

Swamy reportedly said that Priyanka would have been thrashed if she contested the Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh since she drank too much.

Praising Varun Gandhi in a tweet, he further slammed his estranged family and wrote: "Good luck to Varun. One Nehru whose blood is 100 percent Hindustaniyat. No wonder Booze and Buddhu jealous."

This comes after Priyanka Gandhi rebuked her estranged cousin brother Varun and urged him to choose the right path.

"Varun ia a member of the Gandhi family but he is on wrong path," she said while addressing a rally in Sultanpur on Saturday.

Varun, however, hit back with a statement saying he would like to debate issues of concern like unemployment instead of personalized attacks.

(Posted on 17-04-2014)