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Who is Varun Gandhi?

Feroze Varun Gandhi (born 13 March 1980) is an Indian politician and a third-term member of Parliament for Lok Sabha from the Pilibhit constituency. He is also a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and was inducted into Rajnath Singh’s team in March 2012 as General Secretary. He hails from the Nehru–Gandhi family, which has occupied a prominent place in the politics of India since the country’s independence in 1947.

BJP drops Birendra Singh, Varun Gandhi from national executive committee

BJP drops Birendra Singh, Varun Gandhi from the national executive committee

The Bharatiya Janata Party dropped Chaudhary Birendra Singh, Varun Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi, SS Ahluwalia, and Subramanian Swamy from the 80-member national executive committee it announced on Thursday.

Both Varun Gandhi and Chaudhary have been critical of the government’s handling of the farm agitation. While Chaudhary, a former union minister, had joined in a protest in Rohtak district of Haryana last year; Gandhi has been tweeting about adopting a more humane approach to deal with the farmers’ agitation. On Thursday, he tweeted a video from the protest site in Lakhimpur Kheri, which shows a car running over a group of people who were protesting against the farm laws.

The BJP’s national executive committee includes party patriarchs LK Advani and MM Joshi apart from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union defense minister Rajnath Singh, and Union home minister Amit Shah. The central decision-making body of the party also includes 50 special invitees and 179 permanent invitees, including chief ministers, deputy chief ministers of BJP ruled states, leaders of the legislative assemblies, and state presidents among others.

Varun Gandhi Biography, Wiki

Varun Gandhi was born as ‘Feroze Varun Gandhi’ on 13 March 1980 (age 39 years; as in 2019) in Delhi. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Varun did his schooling at Rishi Valley School, Modern School C.P. New Delhi, and then from the British School, New Delhi. He obtained his BSc in Economics (Hons.) degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, which he gained through distance-learning provision.

Varun Gandhi Biography
Varun Gandhi
Full NameFeroze Varun Gandhi
ProfessionPolitician
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Political Journey• For the first time, Varun Gandhi was introduced to politics by his mother during the 1999 election campaigning.
• In 2004, he joined BJP along with his mother Maneka Gandhi.
• In the 2009 General Election, Varun fought the election for Lok Sabha from the Pilibhit constituency. Varun won the seat by receiving 419,539 votes and defeated his nearest contending candidate, V.M. Singh, by a margin of 281,501 votes.
• In 2013, the then BJP head Rajnath Singh appointed him as the national general secretary of the BJP. He became the youngest ever general secretary of the party.
• In the 2014 General Election, Varun defeated Amita Singh from Sultanpur.
• In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he won from the Pilibhit Constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 158 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 March 1980
Age (as in 2019)39 Years
BirthplaceNew Delhi, Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
NationalityIndian
HometownNew Delhi, India
SchoolRishi Valley School, Modern School C.P. New Delhi and the British School, New Delhi
CollegeSOAS, University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science
Educational QualificationBSc in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE)
FamilyGreat-grandfather– Jawaharlal Nehru   Great-grandmother– Kamala Nehru (freedom fighter)
Grandfather– Feroze Gandhi Grandmother– Indira Gandhi Father– Sanjay Gandhi Mother– Maneka Gandhi Brother– None
Sister– None
Uncle– Rajiv Gandhi Aunty– Sonia Gandhi Cousins– Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesWriting Blogs and Poems
Major Controversies• During his election campaign in the 2009 General Elections, Varun delivered a hate speech against the Muslims, for this, he was booked under National Security Act but was acquitted later. While filing a petition in the Allahabad court in the same case, another controversy erupted regarding his educational degrees. In his petition, Varun had mentioned that he was a graduate from LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) and did his masters from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies). But the university denied his claim of any such degree and clarified that he earned his degree (BSc in Economics) in LSE through the long-distance provision and he only enrolled for SOAS (MSc in Sociology) but never completed the degree.
• In 2013 he was detained again for his hate speech, but again he was acquitted.
• In 2015, he was criticized for his alleged association with Lalit Modi.
• In October 2016, Varun Gandhi was at the center of controversy over allegations that he had leaked defense secrets to middleman Abhishek Verma and arms manufacturers after getting “honey-trapped”, a charge he stoutly denied.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeYamini Roy Chowdhury (the great-granddaughter of C.R. Das)
ChildrenSon– None
Daughter(s)– Anasuyaa Gandhi, Aadya Priyadarshini (died in his arms at the age of 4, in 2011)
Favourite Things
Favourite SingerBob Dylan
Favourite Author(s)Ruben Banerjee, Rana Safvi
Favourite PoetPritish Nandy
Favourite Book(s)Pritish Nandy
Favourite MovieLoving Vincent (2017)
Money Factor
Salary (as a Lok Sabha Member)Rs. 1 Lakh + Other Allowances
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 60.32 Crore (as in 2019)

Varun Gandhi Career

A prolific member of the Nehru-Gandhi family, Feroze Varun Gandhi is presently a member of Parliament for Lok Sabha from the Sultanpur constituency. He was born to Sanjay Gandhi and Maneka Gandhi and is the grandson of former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, and the great-grandson of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

Progeny of political stalwarts, his induction into politics was an inevitable fare. He got his first taste in political affairs during his mother’s campaign in Philbit constituency in 1999. Previously part of NDA, Maneka Gandhi officially joined BJP along with his son in 2004.

Varun Gandhi campaigned for the party in the 2004 elections, covering over 40 constituencies. In the 2009 general election, the BJP decided to field Varun Gandhi as its candidate from the Pilibhit constituency instead of his mother Maneka Gandhi where she had won five consecutive elections.

He won the seat by defeating V.M. Singh. He went on to become the youngest ever general secretary of the party in 2013. In 2014, Gandhi began his campaign for the 2014 elections in Sultanpur which he won by defeating Pawan Pandey of BSP.

Some Interesting Facts About Varun Gandhi

  • Varun Gandhi is a member of the Nehru-Gandhi Family.
  • When Varun Gandhi was 3 months old, his father Sanjay Gandhi died in a plane crash. Varun Gandhi In His Childhood
  • In the 2009 General Elections, Varun Gandhi contested the election for the first time and defeated V.M. Singh by a margin of 281,501 votes. It was the largest victory by a margin in the Gandhi Family at that time.
  • Varun Gandhi is a proficient writer also. He has written for many magazines in India such as The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Economic Times, The Asian Age, and Outlook among others. Varun Gandhi’s Column In A Newspaper
  • Varun lost his 4-month-old daughter, Aadya Priyadarshini, who he named after his grandmother, Indira Gandhi. The incident had traumatized Varun so much that he had to take a break from active politics for almost two months.
  • In 2015, Gandhi vowed that he would donate his entire MP salary to the families of those farmers who had been forced to end their lives due to the agrarian crisis.
  • Varun Gandhi is a proficient writer also. He has written for many magazines in India such as The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Economic Times, The Asian Age, and Outlook among others. Varun Gandhi’s Column In A Newspaper
  • He is a good poet too. When he was 20, Gandhi wrote his first volume of poems, titled The Otherness of Self, in 2000. His second volume of poems, titled Stillness was published by HarperCollins in April 2015. The book broke sales records and became the best-selling non-fiction book, in the first two days of its release, over 10,000 copies were sold. Cover Page Of Stillness By Varun Gandhi
  • In 2018, he published a book titled “A Rural Manifesto: Realizing India’s Future Through Her Villages.”

Varun Gandhi FAQ’s

Who is Varun Gandhi?

Feroze Varun Gandhi (born 13 March 1980) is an Indian politician and a third-term member of Parliament for Lok Sabha from the Pilibhit constituency. He is also a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and was inducted into Rajnath Singh’s team in March 2012 as General Secretary. He hails from the Nehru–Gandhi family, which has occupied a prominent place in the politics of India since the country’s independence in 1947.

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What is Varun Gandhi age?

Currently, Varun Gandhi is 41 years old.

 

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