The BJP MP from Sultanpur Varun Gandhi’s visit to Allahabad, ahead of UP polls, has triggered a fresh controversy in the party. According to the party sources, the sudden visit of Gandhi did not go well with the Modi bhakts who think he is trying to present himself as the chief ministerial candidature in the poll-bound state.
Varun Gandhi, son of late Sanjay Gandhi and union minister Maneka Gandhi is one of the youngest popular leader from the state with a huge fan base on social media. However, according to the sources, this did not help him building a good image in front of Prime Minster Narendra Modi and the party president Amit shah who are very much against the Ganhdi clan in the top leadership of the country.
Though Varun had a good image among top BJP brass before Modi became the prime minister, things got changed once Modi took the helm of the party.
Modi who had a severe hostility to the Gandhi clan, is not in good terms with young leader as he reportedly keeps a good rapport with the Gandhis in the Congress party like Sonia and Rahul.
BJP state leadership has ordered him to not visit any place out of his constituency without seeking permission from the party leadership. A top BJP leader from UP told Mail Today that many organizational strategists see Varun Gandhi as a symbol of dynastic politics. “He represents the Gandhi family in the BJP. That’s something which contradicts the Sangh’s ideology,”the leader said seeking anonymity.
Meantime, State BJP President Keshav Prasad Maurya has sent a complete report of the issue to New Delhi.
Some sources say that Varun has not agreed to the condition as he plans to visit some more places in the state ahead of UP election.
He has informed the party leaders that he would visit farmers hit by the unprecedented drought and will work for the upliftment of the downtrodden sections.
By this controversy, the speculations that Varun will lead the party in UP elections, have come to an end.