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Days After Son Varun Gandhi Denied Pilibhit Ticket, Maneka Gandhi Says ‘Happy To Be In BJP’ – News18


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BJP leader Maneka Gandhi (Image: ANI)

After BJP denied ticket to Varun Gandhi, his mother and BJP leader Maneka Gandhi said she is happy that she is in Bharatiya Janata Party

Days after BJP MP Varun Gandhi was denied a ticket from his constituency Pilibhit, his mother and BJP MP Maneka Gandhi, on her 10-day visit to Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur, broke silence and expressed happiness her happiness to be a part of the party.

“I am very happy that I am in the BJP. I thank Amit Shah, PM Modi and Nadda Ji for giving me the ticket. The ticket was announced very late, so there was a dilemma as to where I should fight. From Pilibhit or Sultanpur. I am grateful for the decision the party has taken now,” she was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

“I am very happy that I came back to Sultanpur because this place has a history where no MP came back into power again in Sultanpur,” she added.

Notably, this was Maneka Gandhi’s first visit to Sultanpur after she was announced as the candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. On her 10-day visit to the district, she will pay a visit to 101 villages of the entire Lok Sabha constituency.

According to ANI, the BJP leader was given a warm welcome by the party leaders and workers at various places like Katka Guptarganj, Tatianagar, Tedhui, Golaghat, Shahganj Square, Dariyapur Tiraha and Payagipur Square.

During her visit, Maneka Gandhi also paid respect to the statues of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. BJP District President Dr. RA Verma, BJP State Minister Meena Choubey, Lok Sabha in-charge Durgesh Tripathi, Lok Sabha convenor Jagjit Singh Changu, MLA Raj Prasad Upadhyay, MLA Rajesh Gautam, and spokesperson Vijay Raghuvanshi, were present.

Earlier, Varun Gandhi penned a heartfelt letter to the people of his constituency, saying that his relationship with Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit will not end till his last breath.

(With agency inputs)



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