Varun is an inexperienced politician: Hema Malini

April 1st, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Ranchi, April 1 (IANS) While Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh defended Varun Gandhi Wednesday, party MP and Bollywood veteran Hema Malini sang a different tune here, describing as “inexperienced” the Pilibhit candidate now in jail on charges of vilifying Muslims in his campaign speeches.
“The way Varun addressed the (election) rally (in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit) was not good. He is an inexperienced leader and this could be the reason his speech was that way,” Hema Malini told reporters.

The BJP’s star campaigner refused to comment on the charges under National Security Act (NSA) against Varun Gandhi. “Our party leaders will react on the issue,” said Hema Malini.

Varun Gandhi, who is aspiring to debut as an MP from the seat now held by his mother Maneka, was arrested and later booked under the stringent NSA by the Uttar Pradesh government for “inciting violence” prior to his arrest Saturday.

Hema Malini, who was in Jharkhand to addressed BJP election meetings, wished “best of luck” to Varun’s cousin Rahul Gandhi, a Congress general secretary.

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