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’
outlookindia.com
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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

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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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