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‘Such People Untie My Shoelaces’: Varun Gandhi On BSP Candidate

Varun was addressing a campaign rally for his mother Maneka Gandhi in Sultanpur.

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BJP leader Varun Gandhi courted controversy when, on a campaign rally for his mother in UP’s Sultanpur on Saturday, 4 May, he said people like the BSP candidate from the constituency “untie his shoelaces”.

“A human being without dignity is as good as dead. I just want to say that you don’t need to fear anyone except God. No one can do anything to you. I am standing here. I am the son of Sanjay Gandhi and I get my shoelace untied by such people," Gandhi said.

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The BSP candidate from the area - Chandra Bhadra Singh - popularly known as Sonu Singh is a former MLA .

Sonu and his brother Monu Singh are known as a local strongmen.

Varun Gandhi swapped seats with his mother Maneka Gandhi for this year’s election. Varun is contesting from Maneka’s previously won constituency of Pilibhit while Maneka is contesting from Varun’s previous constituency - Sultanpur.

Earlier, Maneka Gandhi, who is also the Union Women and Child Development Minister, stoked controversy for her comments in Sultanpur’s Turab Khani village where she said that she wouldn’t give Muslims work if they didn’t vote for her.

“My feelings get hurt. If Muslims then come to me asking for work, then I will think let it be, how does it matter? After all, a job is a deal”, she had said.

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