"MGNREGA is a worthy candidate (for a scheme that has touched rural life and economy the most in recent past). It has had a net positive impact on rural economy by providing meaningful employment to millions,” said Varun Gandhi.
On Tuesday, Gandhi, Lok Sabha MP from Sultanpur, said when he raised objections about the increase in salaries of MPs, he got a call from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), asking “why are you increasing our troubles?”
“A lot of politics today has become about saying the easiest things to win. The political parties manifestos are full of things that can never be done. The problem is that we are always looking for messiahs and not looking for solutions to the problems,” Varun Gandhi said.
Gandhi scion and BJP MP Varun Gandhi on also said the education system needs a reform where PhD research should be linked to industry and innovation. He also underlined the need to make education accessible to all.
“Today, let’s be very honest about this. If my last name were not Gandhi, would I have become an MP at (the age of) 29? I would have not. Would I have become a general secretary (of the BJP) at 32? Probably not. The fact is that we are living in an unequal country and we are beneficiaries of an unequal system," said Varun Gandhi.