Varun Gandhi skips seminar in Rajasthan
He landed, travelled halfway to the venue, turned around, and left. This about sums up the trip of BJP MP Varun Gandhi to Bikaner on Sunday to attend a seminar on Nationalism. Varun was apparently upset when he came to know that there was a very small audience, however, organisers said he left as he was unwell.
He also did not want his first political outing in Rajasthan to be mired in controversy as some of the invitees were from Congress, while others from BJP share less than cordial relations with Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje. The organisers had promised Varun a huge gathering of brahmins, who make up a sizeable vote bank in Western Rajasthan.
The BJP MP from Sultanpur had come to Bikaner on the invitation of a brahmin organisation, Saraswat Community Foundation League, headed by a Gujarat-based businessman. He was to address a seminar on Nationalism as part of Rashtreey Gaurav Diwas programmes at Lunkaransar.
Varun landed at Naal airport in Bikaner at 11am and even started his journey to Lunkaransar, around 70 km from Bikaner, but turned around about halfway, and returned to Delhi by 1 pm.
Varun showed apparent signs of displeasure even as he was being received at the …read more