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The Irony of Varun Gandhi

Varun Gandhi is in the dock. He has been saying things on his campaign that would send shivers in any one’s spine. We have had enough of hate filled massacres, let’s not create another round of it. We need to get out of all this. A lot people have misgivings against others, and that’s ok. But the right way is to do better than that incite the crowd to kill. People should be inspired to become better human beings.

And strangely his anger was not just against the Muslims, but also Sikhs! In fact a 70 year old Sikh veteran of BJP was asked to leave one of the meets that Varun Gandhi addressed.[1]

It must be really tough for this young man of 29, to carry a name that symbolizes power but with no rewards. All the rewards have gone to the heirs of the most unlikely son – Rajiv Gandhi! While heirs of Sanjay, who was called the heir apparent of Indira Gandhi, are languishing as rank “outsiders”.

I find Varun Gandhi’s actions sad, pitiful and also ironic!

Ironic because:

  • there have been enough stories doing the rounds of internet which explain how (i) Feroze Gandhi was a Muslim – who was “represented” as a Parsi, after Nehru hypocritically refused to accept a Muslim as his son-in-law and Gandhi eventually “adopted” him and gave his last name.. and (ii) that Sanjay’s main feud with Indira was because he was going to let out that his real father was NOT Feroze but Mohammad Yunus! So, if that were so, then Varun Gandhi is after all, at least partly a Muslim if not completely!
  • and even if all that is indeed just imaginative thinking, then still, Feroze Gandhi was really a Parsi. So there is a strong minority blood stream running in Varun Gandhi.
  • And now lets go closest to him – his Mother – Maneka Gandhi. She is a Sikh! That means Varun Gandhi has more minority blood running in him than “Hindu blood”.
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What would make such a young man – with strong bonds to minority communities start spewing venom against the minorities? And he is not an uneducated and stupid young kid – he has been educated at London School of Economics (just as Feroze Gandhi had been). Therefore he knows exactly what he is upto!

In any case, BJP will do well to get such unstable characters who cannot perform on the National stage out of the party, if it has to be a long term alternative. BJP as a whole does have lots to offer as an alternative to Congress and Communists, and I feel it should be able to demostrate that strength. Not the imbalanced minds in its ranks.

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1. Varun Gandhi targets Muslims, BJP shocked

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14 thoughts on “The Irony of Varun Gandhi”

  1. So pass your judgment after you see the full video and the question on video’s doctoring is settled.
    Saying he did this because he has not been as rewarded like the other Gandhi’s is not particularly smart. At least we know that your views are not doctored by your ISP provider.
    And please wake up to the reality of India where persecution in the name of religion is indeed carried against the hindu majority…

  2. So pass your judgment after you see the full video and the question on video’s doctoring is settled.
    Saying he did this because he has not been as rewarded like the other Gandhi’s is not particularly smart. At least we know that your views are not doctored by your ISP provider.
    And please wake up to the reality of India where persecution in the name of religion is indeed carried against the hindu majority…

  3. Varun Gandhi has given a statement that the tape was doctored with someone else’s voice. He has spoken about persecution of Hindus in his area by the votaries of peace. Given that every damn temple in North India has been demolished by the votaries of peace in the past, and that Kashmir and Pakistan have been created within recent memory, I wouldn’t doubt Varun’s sincerity. Hear for yourself.



    Media is known for shady campaigns against Hindus eg Shankaracharya case, Sadhvi Terror case, and so on.,,

  4. Varun Gandhi has given a statement that the tape was doctored with someone else’s voice. He has spoken about persecution of Hindus in his area by the votaries of peace. Given that every damn temple in North India has been demolished by the votaries of peace in the past, and that Kashmir and Pakistan have been created within recent memory, I wouldn’t doubt Varun’s sincerity. Hear for yourself.

    Media is known for shady campaigns against Hindus eg Shankaracharya case, Sadhvi Terror case, and so on.,,

  5. CONGRESS FACE IS MORE DARK THEN VARUN
    people of india will decide that varun gandhi is wrong or right.. ? but the way congress & its sponsored media clouns are creating political stampede about it,is foolish & like a dangerous conspiracy against society.In regard of this WE, the people of india want an answer from CONGRESS & ITS QUEEN SONIA GANDHI & PRINCE CHARMING,RAHUL GANDHI THAT…
    1. If varun gandhi’s candidature from pilibhit is unconstitutional, after his speech of 6th march then we, the people of india want to know that Congress thinks what about Mr. abdul rahman antulay who openly tried to defend PAKISTAN & abdul ajmal kasab(only live member of group of terrorists who attacked mumbai on 26/11) By telling that it may be conspiracy of hindu’s terrorist group. For kind information of readers, Even today Mr. Antulay is cabinate minister of congress led UPA government.
    2. If congress & its queen & prince charming thinks that varun’s speech of 6th march was inflammatory & anti secular, anti national, anti social. then it is there duty too that they must tell the people of india, that what they think about Mr. Arjun singh who openly defended & supported the decision(providing full financial support to accused of terror blasts of new delhi & police encounter of baatla house ) of vice chancellor of jamia milia. Mr. Arjun singh is also senior most cabinate minister of congress led UPA government.
    3.If congress think that speech of varun gandhi was anti national, anti social then what is congress opinion about Mr. Farukh abdullah who openly dared to threaten the nation & judiciary by making public statement that(.. ki agar afzal guru ko faansi di gayi toh desh jal uthega judges ki jaan ko khatra paidaa ho jaayega, unhe koi bachaa nahi paayegaa).
    Mr farukh abdullah & his son Omar abdullah are enjoying power seat of jammu & kashmir with the only support of congress.

  6. CONGRESS FACE IS MORE DARK THEN VARUN
    people of india will decide that varun gandhi is wrong or right.. ? but the way congress & its sponsored media clouns are creating political stampede about it,is foolish & like a dangerous conspiracy against society.In regard of this WE, the people of india want an answer from CONGRESS & ITS QUEEN SONIA GANDHI & PRINCE CHARMING,RAHUL GANDHI THAT…
    1. If varun gandhi’s candidature from pilibhit is unconstitutional, after his speech of 6th march then we, the people of india want to know that Congress thinks what about Mr. abdul rahman antulay who openly tried to defend PAKISTAN & abdul ajmal kasab(only live member of group of terrorists who attacked mumbai on 26/11) By telling that it may be conspiracy of hindu’s terrorist group. For kind information of readers, Even today Mr. Antulay is cabinate minister of congress led UPA government.
    2. If congress & its queen & prince charming thinks that varun’s speech of 6th march was inflammatory & anti secular, anti national, anti social. then it is there duty too that they must tell the people of india, that what they think about Mr. Arjun singh who openly defended & supported the decision(providing full financial support to accused of terror blasts of new delhi & police encounter of baatla house ) of vice chancellor of jamia milia. Mr. Arjun singh is also senior most cabinate minister of congress led UPA government.
    3.If congress think that speech of varun gandhi was anti national, anti social then what is congress opinion about Mr. Farukh abdullah who openly dared to threaten the nation & judiciary by making public statement that(.. ki agar afzal guru ko faansi di gayi toh desh jal uthega judges ki jaan ko khatra paidaa ho jaayega, unhe koi bachaa nahi paayegaa).
    Mr farukh abdullah & his son Omar abdullah are enjoying power seat of jammu & kashmir with the only support of congress.

  7. I understand that Hindus are persecuted in India itself. Why only India – they are being persecuted everywhere in South Asia. But this is NOT the way to retaliate! The best way is to remain within the law and then look for your best interests. By saying this which will obviously incite anger and hatred will only harm. To reverse persecution, the first thing one needs is the public opinion on one’s side. Unless one gets that, there is no way one is going to succeed!

  8. I understand that Hindus are persecuted in India itself. Why only India – they are being persecuted everywhere in South Asia. But this is NOT the way to retaliate! The best way is to remain within the law and then look for your best interests. By saying this which will obviously incite anger and hatred will only harm. To reverse persecution, the first thing one needs is the public opinion on one’s side. Unless one gets that, there is no way one is going to succeed!

  9. Nice post Desh, am glad you brought this up.

    To all those who commented, do you all agree that IF Varun Gandhi indeed said the words that have been attributed to him, then it is really unfortunate and that he should be kicked out of Indian politics? Of course, if the tapes are found to be doctored, he continues to be a potential and promising future leader.

    As Desh has rightly pointed out, we do not need any more hate killings, these serve no purpose and only benefit the shamelessly disgusting politicians who couldn’t care less if innocent Hindus or Muslims or Sikhs or Christians die. If ANY political party (be it Congress or BJP or any other) tries to use innocent people to forward their political cause, every Indian should teach them a lesson and punish them electorally. It’s the only language the politicians understand!

    I strongly believe that BJP should be kept out of power till the time they can get rid of their Hindu Fundamentalist friends and members. Whether Varun Gandhi is one of them or not, time will tell… but if BJP comes to power on a Hindu Fundamentalist wave, it will be the saddest day in the history of India. A fundamentalist is a fundamentalist and their only religion is self-interest. This is abundantly evident in Afghanistan, in Iran and in Pakistan. Do we really want to go down the same path?

  10. Nice post Desh, am glad you brought this up.

    To all those who commented, do you all agree that IF Varun Gandhi indeed said the words that have been attributed to him, then it is really unfortunate and that he should be kicked out of Indian politics? Of course, if the tapes are found to be doctored, he continues to be a potential and promising future leader.

    As Desh has rightly pointed out, we do not need any more hate killings, these serve no purpose and only benefit the shamelessly disgusting politicians who couldn’t care less if innocent Hindus or Muslims or Sikhs or Christians die. If ANY political party (be it Congress or BJP or any other) tries to use innocent people to forward their political cause, every Indian should teach them a lesson and punish them electorally. It’s the only language the politicians understand!

    I strongly believe that BJP should be kept out of power till the time they can get rid of their Hindu Fundamentalist friends and members. Whether Varun Gandhi is one of them or not, time will tell… but if BJP comes to power on a Hindu Fundamentalist wave, it will be the saddest day in the history of India. A fundamentalist is a fundamentalist and their only religion is self-interest. This is abundantly evident in Afghanistan, in Iran and in Pakistan. Do we really want to go down the same path?

  11. Thanks, Anonymous! I agree with you on most points except your last para, as we have discussed elsewhere. For, if targeting people for their “category” (religion/caste etc) is concerned, then along with BJP EVERY party will have to be out! If ANY other party has the right to fight the elections, then BJP has that right as well. Any difference between BJP and others on that count is simply and basically IMAGINARY and HYPOCRITICAL. So, I would vehemently differ with you on that one. 🙂 but then we have sworn to agree to disagree on that one.. so no bad blood eh? 😉

  12. Thanks, Anonymous! I agree with you on most points except your last para, as we have discussed elsewhere. For, if targeting people for their “category” (religion/caste etc) is concerned, then along with BJP EVERY party will have to be out! If ANY other party has the right to fight the elections, then BJP has that right as well. Any difference between BJP and others on that count is simply and basically IMAGINARY and HYPOCRITICAL. So, I would vehemently differ with you on that one. 🙂 but then we have sworn to agree to disagree on that one.. so no bad blood eh? 😉

  13. Sure, as long as we agree to vehemently oppose propagation of (religion, or “category” based) hatred – irrespective of it’s source – we can disagree on other minor details without any problems. 🙂

    I have nothing against the BJP and I sincerely believe it can be India’s top choice IF it gets rid of it’s scum. It is unfortunate that some of BJP’s best leaders have, in the past, given in to the temptation of “easy electoral pickings” via the “Extremist” Hindutva route. This has set a wrong example for others in the party (who feel compelled to toe the line), besides encouraging idiots such as Muthalik to gain political weight. Somebody needs to shake them up and let them know they can win elections even without such rhetoric. I would like to see a “better BJP” emerge victorious at some stage…

  14. Sure, as long as we agree to vehemently oppose propagation of (religion, or “category” based) hatred – irrespective of it’s source – we can disagree on other minor details without any problems. 🙂

    I have nothing against the BJP and I sincerely believe it can be India’s top choice IF it gets rid of it’s scum. It is unfortunate that some of BJP’s best leaders have, in the past, given in to the temptation of “easy electoral pickings” via the “Extremist” Hindutva route. This has set a wrong example for others in the party (who feel compelled to toe the line), besides encouraging idiots such as Muthalik to gain political weight. Somebody needs to shake them up and let them know they can win elections even without such rhetoric. I would like to see a “better BJP” emerge victorious at some stage…

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