Speaking at an event in Assam’s Guwahati on Friday, BJP MP Varun Gandhi said that he would not have become a Lok Sabha member had he not hailed from the Gandhi family.
"I am Feroze Varun Gandhi. If my surname was not Gandhi, would I have become an MP at the age of 29? I want to see an India where it doesn't matter if I am Varun Dutta or Varun Ghosh or Varun Khan. I want to see a nation where all are given equal rights, regardless of their names," ANI quoted Gandhi as saying.
I am Feroze Varun Gandhi.If my surname was not Gandhi would have I become an MP at the age of 29 years? Want to see an India where it doesn't matter if I was Varun Dutta or Varun Ghosh or Varun Khan.All must get equal opportunities: BJP MP Varun Gandhi pic.twitter.com/PndmHbHNHi— ANI (@ANI) November 11, 2017
In 2016, an amendment in the Representation of the People Act 1951 was proposed in the parliament by Gandhi. He sought the people should have a right to remove their elected representatives if 75 percent of those who voted for them are not pleased with their performance.
"Whether you see politics, films, cricket or business, it seems like all doors are closed for the common man," Gandhi had said backing the bill.