27 January, 2021

The Tumble Down ‘G’

His arrogance and open defiance of Modi during the campaign costs Varun dearly

Tribhuvan Tiwari
The Tumble Down ‘G’

Tripping Up

Why Varun Gandhi may have fallen out of favour

  • Not in the good books of PM Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah
  • Considered indisciplined, high-handed and arrogant
  • Does not respect party decisions and rules
  • Unpopular with colleagues and grassroots workers
  • Considered extremely ambitious and brazen
  • Party leaders feel he must be taught a lesson


A little over 10 years ago, Feroze Varun Gandhi, then aged 24, was inducted into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This was considered a coup. For this was the son of Sanjay Gandhi, whom the BJP had fiercely opposed during the Emergency. Not only was Varun a prize catch for being the son of a long deceased foe, he was a wicket down for the Nehru-Gandhi family. His mother Maneka Gandhi had joined the BJP before him, but nevertheless, his signing up shattered once again the pub­lic notion associating the Nehru-Gandhi family exclusively with the...



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