In an apparent reference to Union Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi on Saturday equated him with mythological demon king Ravana and said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is his sister Surpnakha.
"A pair of brother and sister is responsible for the inflation in our country. While the Ravana is a minister and sits in Delhi, his sister -- a chief minister -- sits in Lucknow," Varun said, addressing a rally in the Shikarpur town in Bulandshahar district, around 400 km from Lucknow.
Varun accused the two leaders of being "mainly responsible" for inflation in the country and said that both "indulge in blame game when it comes to containing inflation."
The young BJP leader had last year courted controversy for his communally incendiary speeches against the Muslim community.