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Not being included in BJP’s national executive doesn’t reduce my stature: Maneka Gandhi

By PTI

SULTANPUR: After failing to find a place in the BJP’s national executive committee, MP Maneka Gandhi on Monday said she is satisfied with being in the party for 20 years and not being included in the panel does not reduce her stature.

Gandhi said, “I am satisfied to be in the BJP for 20 years. Not being in the executive doesn’t reduce one’s stature. My first dharma is to serve. More important than this is that I get a place in people’s hearts.” Asked about her name not being included in the party executive committee along with her son and Pilibhit MP Varun Gandhi.

Maneka Gandhi is on a two-day visit to her parliamentary constituency here.

He insisted, “There are other senior leaders who have not got a place in the executive committee. Freshers should also get a chance. I am aware of my duties and it is my first duty to serve the people of my constituency.”

The BJP recently announced an 80-member national executive such as Varun Gandhi and Birender Singh, who have taken a sympathetic stance with farmers opposing the Centre’s three agricultural laws, and replaced Maneka Gandhi with a new crop of leaders. is one of those. .

The development comes at a time when opposition parties are targeting the ruling BJP over the killing of eight people, including four farmers, in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.

Varun Gandhi had posted a purported video of the incident and said that the protesters cannot be silenced through murder.

The Pilibhit MP had tweeted, “The video is very clear. Protesters cannot be silenced through murder. There should be accountability for the blood of innocent farmers and justice given before the message of arrogance and cruelty comes to the mind of every farmer.” should go.”

He had also written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath seeking immediate identification of the suspects in the incident and registration of a murder case and a Supreme Court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe.

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