Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Pilibhit MP Maneka Gandhi on Sunday said that it would be wonderful if her son and Sultanpur MP Varun Gandhi was made the next Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
“There is BJP government in the Centre and SP government in UP. Ever since the BJP has won Lok Sabha elections, SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav has stopped all development works in the state. He wants to humiliate the BJP MPs by his mean action”, she said in a public meeting in Pilibhit on Sunday.
“We would have initiated development works if there was BJP government in UP as well. And it would have been wonderful if Varun was running the BJP government in the state. It would also have been great for Pilibhit,” she added.
“You wait for one year and see how it happens. How the development of roads, power and schools starts”, she further said.
Maneka wants to send a feeler to her party leaders that Varun should be projected as CM-in-waiting of the UP for 2017 Assembly elections. There are several social sites that promote Varun as the next Uttar Pradesh chief minister.
But Laxmi Kant Bajpai, state president of the BJP said, “The party high-command has not yet decided about the CM of the BJP government in the state. They will sit together when time comes and decide a name.” UP’s health minister Ahmad Hasan said, “The SP government is doing more development works under CM Akhilesh Yadav than anybody else. Maneka is day-dreaming to make her son CM, But this also shows how desperate some BJP leaders are to promote their own children. This exposes the hypocrisy of the BJP leaders”, Hasan said.