Varun Gandhi Biography
Varun Gandhi, a member of Nehru-Gandhi family, is an Indian politician who was born on March 13, 1980. He is a member of the Lok Sabha and represents the Sultanpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Varun belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party and was included in Rajnath Singh’s cabinet in 2012. He became the youngest National General Secretary in the history of the party.
Early life and education
Varun was born to Sanjay and Maneka Gandhi in Delhi on March 13, 1980. He did his schooling from Rishi Valley School, Modern School C.P and the British School in New Delhi. Varun pursued Bachelor of Science(Hons) in Economics from the University of London as an external student. He is the grandson of Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, and great-grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. When Varun was three months old, his father Sanjay Gandhi died in a plane crash. Later, when he was four years old, Indira Gandhi was assassinated. Varun married Yamini Roy in 2011 and has a daughter named Anasuya Gandhi.
This famous politician is also a poet and has composed several poems. He is also a columnist and writes articles for various newspapers including The Times of India, The Economic Times, The Hindustan Times, The Indian Express and others.
Varun was first introduced into politics by his mother Maneka Gandhi during the 1999 election campaigning. Maneka and Varun joined the BJP in 2004 and he campaigned for the party, covering more than 40 constituencies. In the General Elections of 2009, the BJP fielded Varun from Pilibhit constituency instead of his mother Maneka Gandhi. Varun won the seat with a large number of votes and became an MP. As per media reports of 2013, Varun was the only MP who had spent all his MP Local Area Development Fund (MPLAD).
Varun was the first politician to openly support the anti-corruption cause when he strongly pitched the Jan Lokpal Bill. He even offered his official residence to Anna Hazare to hold his fast, after he was denied permission by the government to do so. Being an active politician this MP has also introduced the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Lok Sabha.