A day after revocation of the stringent NSA imposed against him, BJP leader Varun Gandhi on Saturday attacked the Mayawati government saying there was 'lawlessness' in Uttar Pradesh and farmers were not being treated well.
Addressing a rally in Dakshin Puranpur village, Gandhi alleged that anti-social elements have been going door-to-door in various parts of the region misbehaving with the people.
"The poor in villages are being harassed by goons who go door-to-door threatening them. Farmers are not getting the Minimum Support Price for wheat," he said adding that he would work for 'upholding the honour of the people.'
"My struggle is for upholding your honour and awakening the feeling of self-respect in you," he told a gathering of hundreds of villagers.
Gandhi said there was a need to imbibe a spirit of nationalism and make a new political beginning in the state.
"If this does not happen in UP, we all will be orphaned," said Gandhi who is contesting the Lok Sabha poll from Pilibhit.
Invoking his father Sanjay Gandhi, the BJP leader said "my father did not believe in only making promises but he believed in putting them in action. I will work like my father."
Varun Gandhi got a reprieve on Friday as the Advisory Board of the Allahabad High Court held that the NSA imposed against him for his alleged hate speeches was invalid.