Maneka Gandhi defends Varun after Priyanka targets cousin in Amethi

"If serving your country is called diversion from the route then who has got diverted, let the country decide it," said Maneka Gandhi.

By: Express News Service | Amethi | Published: April 13, 2014 12:18:52 pm

Responding to Priyanka Vadra’s remark on Varun Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi said that “the country will decide who is on the wrong path.”

On Saturday, Priyanka told Congress workers in Amethi that her cousin brother has gone “astray”.

“He (Varun Gandhi) is definitely from my family, he is my brother. But he has gone astray. When a young one in the family chooses the wrong path, then the elders show them the right path, the right way. I urge all of you to show my brother the right path,” said Priyanka.

The Bharatiya Janata Party too came to Varun’s defence saying “the language used by Priyanka was inappropriate.”

Priyanka was in Amethi along with mother Sonia Gandhi and brother Rahul Gandhi, who came to file his nomination.

Varun Gandhi is BJP’s candidate from Sultanpur. He will be contesting for the seat against Amita Singh, wife of Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, who had won from the seat in 2009.

Earlier in April, Varun Gandhi praised Rahul’s self-help groups and other development activities in Amethi.

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