The BJP leader Varun Gandhi, who is critical to the party might join the grand old party after sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s debut in active politics. The Congress stunned the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party with its trump card entry ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been appointed as Congress’s general secretary for Eastern UP. It is also said She might contest from Sonia Gandhi’s constituency Rae Bareli.
However, when asked about Varun Gandhi joining Congress after Priyanka’s entry, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said he was unaware of any chances of Varun Gandhi joining his party.
"I have not heard this speculation," Mr Gandhi said while responding to a query about Varun Gandhi joining Congress in a move to reunite the Gandhi-Nehru family.
Rahul Gandhi’s remark comes two days after his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra formally entered politics on Wednesday ahead of the elections.
Varun Gandhi is at present a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha member from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh. His mother Maneka Gandhi is the Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development in the Narendra Modi government at the centre.