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Rajnath meets Varun, says he's victim of political plot

Rajnath meets Varun, says he's victim of political plot

Author: Vijay Upadhyay
Publication: The Pioneer
Date: April 7, 2009
URL: http://www.dailypioneer.com/167836/Rajnath-meets-Varun-says-he's-victim-of-political-plot.html

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh on Monday termed the imposition of NSA and attempted murder charges on Varun Gandhi "a political plot hatched by the BSP" to destroy the emerging leader. He also assured Varun of the party's "complete support".

Talking to mediapersons after visiting Varun at the Etah district jail, Rajnath Singh said the BJP would not have opposed any action against Varun had it been a complaint with the usual action taken by the Election Commission against the model code violation. But in Varun's case, it was clear that the young BJP candidate from Pilibhit had fallen victim to a conspiracy masterminded by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, he added.

Vouching that the BJP would protect him by all means, he said that in no other case of code of conduct violation did he see the accused booked under such serious charges like the National Security Act and attempt to murder. That too just for an alleged statement that the Pilibhit administration was attributing to Varun, he added.

Rajnath, who was escorted by the Etah District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police during his visit to the jail, said that he had personally talked to Varun on phone just after the initial media reports about his alleged statements. "Varun had said that his statement had been doctored to implicate him," Singh said.

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