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Varun says he will not campaign against Sonia, Rahul

india Updated: Apr 08, 2009 22:22 IST

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They may be on the other side of the political fence but when it came to family matters BJP’s Pilibhit candidate Varun Gandhi made it clear that he had high regard for his aunt Congress president Sonia Gandhi, his nephew Rahul and would not campaign against them.

The fact about Varun’s affection for his aunt and nephew and that he would not campaign against them in Amethi and Rae Bareily in the Lok Sabha polls was revealed to journalists by Tejbhan Singh, member of BJP’s National council.

Singh told media persons that last month he had met Varun and requested the BJP leader to campaign for party candidates. “He (Varun) had clearly stated that he would not campaign in Rae Bareli and Amethi,” Singh said.

Meanwhile, BJP candidate from Amethi, Pradip Singh who was also present in the press conference, alleged that the Gandhi family had been befooling the people of this region and the present state of affairs of roads and the condition of other basic amenities was a clear evidence.

Singh said that only BJP could provide an alternative, which the people of Amethi are looking for.

Questioned on the point that the Ram temple issue is always raked up at election time by the BJP, Singh said that it had always been the agenda of the party.

“The mosque was pulled down when there was a majority government of the party in the state and Ram temple would be constructed when a majority government comes to power again”, he added.