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Indo-Asian News Service
Lucknow, March 14, 2014
BJP general secretary Varun Gandhi has ruled out campaigning against his estranged cousin and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi constituency. The 34-year-old leader, likely to contest on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from Sultanpur, told media late Thursday that he believed in political decorum and never harboured any ill will against his opponents.

"I have a positive mindset towards politics and have always believed in certain lines of decency that I would never cross," he said, adding he will not campaign against Rahul Gandhi in the neighbouring Amethi constituency, where the latter was seeking a re-election.

Varun Gandhi, a sitting MP from Pilibhit, has shifted base to Sultanpur.

Varun Gandhi's mother Maneka Gandhi, currently a BJP parliamentarian from Aonla in Uttar Pradesh, is likely to contest from Pilibhit in the Lok Sabha 2014 election, a  seat she has held in the past.