Varun Gandhi likens Rajnath Singh to Vajpayee

Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Amid talks of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) anointing Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as prime ministerial candidate for upcoming Lok Sabha polls, party general secretary Varun Gandhi Wednesday called party president Rajnath Singh “fit for the top job”.

Speaking at a public rally in Bareilly, 250 km from here, Gandhi remembered former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the person who brought him to politics but added that it was in Singh that he saw the future leader of the country.

“If in anyone I see the reflection of Vajpayee it is Rajnath Singh, he has a clean image and a 40-year political career where no charges of any sorts have been levelled on him” the MP from Pilibhit said while exhorting the people to vote for the BJP to ensure that the “son of the UP soil sat on the Delhi high seat.”

He also lashed on the ruling Samajwadi party (SP) in the state, and accused it of doing nothing but claiming much.

“Nothing has happened in UP and there is a lack of leadership in the state” Gandhi said .

If the BJP regains its lost standing in the state, no power can stop it from coming to power at the center, he said.

Speaking at the impressive rally, Rajnath Singh slammed the Congress-led UPA government, saying the government is meek and weak in its response to the Chinese aggression on Indian soil.

Calling for a strong reaction to the Chinese intrusion, the BJP national president also demanded that the Indian government should ban Chinese products in the country which will lead to a major loss to the Chinese economy.

Lauding Varun Gandhi, Singh said that he wanted to entrust him with responsibilities for a very long time but had to wait as Gandhi was very young and needed some experience in politics.

— Indo-Asian News Service


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