Maneka Gandhi meets Varun in jail
BJP leader Maneka Gandhi on Monday met her son Varun Gandhi, arrested for allegedly making hate speeches in Pilibhit, at a prison Etah.india Updated: Apr 13, 2009 22:14 IST
BJP leader Maneka Gandhi on Monday met her son Varun Gandhi, arrested for allegedly making hate speeches in Pilibhit, at a prison Etah.
Maneka met Varun in jail at late afternoon for about 20 minutes before going back, party sources said.
Party workers and local leaders also staged a demonstration at the jail in Etah, shouting slogans in favour of Varun and Maneka. They also submitted a memorandum to the administration alleging his detention was illegal.
They alleged that Varun was being ill-treated in jail.
Meanwhile, Varun, who is in detention under the National Security Act for his alleged hate speeches, on Monday assured the Supreme Court that he would not make any 'provocative' speeches during his Lok Sabha elections campaign if released on bail.
The 29-year-old Varun agreed to give an undertaking before the apex Court in this regard after a Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan indicated that his plea for bail would be considered after he gives such an assurance.