In this election, mother-son duo Maneka and Varun Gandhi have swapped their respective constituencies. While Maneka fought from Pilibhit in last elections, this time son Varun will contest from the UP constituency. He is up against Samajwadi Party's Hemraj Verma.
Paragraph 1 the Model Code of Conduct forbids parties and candidates from indulging in “any activity which may aggravate existing differences or create mutual hatred or cause tension between different castes and communities, religious or linguistic".
”After Union minister Maneka Gandhi’s threat to voters, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s open threat to protesters of ‘remaining unemployed for life’ at a rally shows not only BJP’s arrogance but also its anti-people mentality, which needs to be defeated in the elections,” tweeted Mayawati in Hindi.
UP Additional Chief Electoral Officer Brahm Ram Dev Tiwari told The Indian Express that the poll panel had taken cognizance of her speech. “We have sought a report from the District Magistrate and will take the next step after we receive it,” Tiwari said.
"If Muslims come for some work after that, I will think ‘what difference does it make’. Because employment is a negotiation after all, isn’t that right? We are not Mahatma Gandhi’s children to keep giving without getting anything in return," Maneka Gandhi told the crowd in Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur.
In its order passed on January 14, 2019, the NCW directed Prasar Bharati to give a hearing to all 17 complainants from across the country where such allegations have been made and report back to the NCW on the action taken against the accused in all cases.
New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi on being asked about the Nirbhaya case said there should be a proper tweaking of the law to ensure that every person accused of sexual harassment is reported to the local police station. Moreover, she added that the media has zero tolerance for child abuse and streamlined efforts have been made by publishing a hand book and releasing a movie to educate children to differentiate between a good touch and a bad touch .On the development of women and children, she said her ministry is working on the refinement of Angadwadi schemes. Around 24 lakh women would be trained and receive incentives, including those who are working for 10 years, will be promoted .She stated that she has never heard of of women not being allowed in temples.