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Varun Gandhi files nomination from Sultanpur LS seat

Party workers showered Varun Gandhi with flower petals and greeted him with beating of drums.

BJP General Secretary Varun Gandhi on April 15 filed his nomination papers from Sultanpur Lok Sabha seat, which is close to the Nehru-Gandhi bastions of Rae Bareli and Amethi, after holding a massive roadshow. (IE Photo: Vishal Srivastav)

Party workers showered 34-year-old Varun with flower petals and greeted him with beating of drums as he led a huge procession of supporters towards the district collectorate to file his nomination. (IE Photo: Vishal Srivastav)

However, the road show was cut short after he covered a distance of 1.5 km as the local administration at Sahganj chowk said permission was taken only for filing nomination and not for the roadshow. (IE Photo: Vishal Srivastav)

The procession, which was supposed to cover five km before reaching the collectorate, could not reach the main city areas. (IE Photo: Vishal Srivastav)

Varun, who represented Pilibhit Parliamentary constituency in 2009 has shifted to Sultanpur this time where he is locked in a quadrangular contest with Sultanpur MP Sanjay Singh's wife Amita Singh (Congress), Shakeel Ahmed (SP) and Pawan Pandey (BSP). (IE Photo: Vishal Srivastav)

Significantly, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's name was missing from the hoardings which Varun's supporters carried in the procession. The hoardings had a big picture of Varun in the centre. (IE Photo: Vishal Srivastav)

The supporters were raising slogans like 'Varun nahin yeh Aandhi hai, Sultanpur ka Gandhi hai'( Varun is a storm, he is Sultanpur's Gandhi). (IE Photo: Vishal Srivastav)