Varun Gandhi wants to revive Sanjay's sterilisation policy

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  1. Yusuf

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    LONDON: BJP candidate from Pilibhit Lok Sabha constituency Varun Gandhi favours revival of his father Sanjay Gandhi's controversial sterilisation policy and wants "compulsory military service" for all Indians.

    In an interview to The Daily Telegraph, Varun said he hoped to follow in his father's footsteps by offering strong leadership which, according to him, India lacked for 20 years.

    Politics, the 29-year-old fire-brand BJP leader said, was his destiny, and added: "Anyone who says they have no ambition to achieve power at some stage is lying."

    Besides reviving the sterilisation policy, Varun said he would also propose a bill in parliament to introduce compulsory military service for all Indians to unite the country and overcome caste and religious differences.

    "Instead of people thinking of themselves as Tamils or Brahmins, they should think of themselves as Indians," he said.

    Referring to his recent controversial remarks, Varun denied threatening Muslims, but had vowed to protect local people from "anti-social" elements after three local girls were reportedly gang-raped.

    As he toured his constituency in a convoy accompanied by armed guards, he made a clear reference to his controversial stand when he told voters that he was "fighting for your self-respect".
     
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    Did he ask his mother if it was ok to do that with dogs first?

    Last 20 years includes a 6 year rule by the BJP led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

    He can stop issuing divisive comments. India IS UNITED. Its leaders like him that are dividing.
     
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    Its time we need to adopt, two-child policy if not one-child policy. It should be more as a government rule but not a forced sterilization done by Sanjay Gandhi. We have enough population burden and not enough commensurate resources and jobs.
     
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    He's an embarrassment. I hope his political career is short and nasty.
     
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    i m agree with u daredevil.i dont think his carrier is short.he is a young leader and little bit experience
     
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    Today I saw a report on Varun Gandhi and his impact on Philibhit on CNN-IBN. The report says that 'Saffron Gandhi' is hit with masses and may unlock the future revival of BJP in UP. Some of the neutral(not so neutral though) say that he can be projected as future CM candidate in UP to revive BJP in next assembly elections.

    As for sterilization, even if Varun Gandhi wants he cant implement it. We are not living in Dynasty's fiefdom anymore. But Varun Gandhi says that the report was 'mis-interpreted'. So, lets give him a break.

    As for population control, the only way is to educate and economise masses. Incentivise small families. And also remove any legal codes that encourage large families.
     
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    It seems the report above has been fiddled around. He might have said something and the DDMs that our journalists are, gave a different headline. I think people here should be careful before making statements without knowing the truth.

    Here is what he said on Population control

     
  9. LETHALFORCE

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    this is a propaganda campaign against Varun Gandhi.
     
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    I once saw a video of the said 'sterilization programme'. No sane person after watching that would support that sort of atrocity!!
     
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    I think the time has come to stop this nonsense already. This is clearly anti-Varun Gandhi propaganda effort by the INC mediamen. You get a bag of rice and some cash even today if you commit to the government 'family planning' programme.

    Here's my take Varun is going to be a hit.
     
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    The Varun story that wasn’t

    Feroz Varun Gandhi has done it again. Well, not quite.

    The London-based newspaper, Daily Telegraph’s website wrote on Saturday that he had said in an interview-based story that he wanted to revive his father Sanjay Gandhi’s controversial sterilisation policy.

    Although the report did not have any direct or indirect quote from Gandhi making such a comment, tongues started wagging and he again became the talking point in the media — this time for a reason that was not.

    In two hours, political parties — especially his own — issued statements. For, they did not want to take any chances during the poll season. Friends distanced themselves from him. Foes spewed fire.

    BJP spokesperson Siddharth Nath Singh told a news agency in Delhi, “What Varun Gandhi has said about forced sterilisation may be his personal view. The BJP… does not support any policy of forced sterilisation.”

    Uttar Pradesh BJP president Ramapati Ram Shastri and senior BJP leader Lalji Tandon echoed the party line. “If he raises the issue in the party forum, we would discuss it,” Shastri said. The party’s election in-charge for UP, Kalraj Mishra, played it even safer. He refused to comment.

    But two hours later, the website made amends. Dean Nelson, South Asia Editor of the newspaper and author of the report, released a second version, adding two paragraphs to the report.

    The new addition incorporated Gandhi’s comments, describing the methods used during his father’s time as “roughshod”. He said he was in favour of a “sensible” family planning programme implemented through education, awareness and positive incentives.

    Varun Gandhi had hit headlines in March this year when video recordings of his election speeches showed him delivering inflammatory anti-Muslim comments.

    The UP government booked him under the National Security Act and sent him to jail. He was in jail for nearly three weeks and got out on parole after he appealed to the Supreme Court.

    The Varun story that wasn?t- Hindustan Times
     
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    Basically, the DDM and pseudo-secular apologists are trying to create fascist Narendra Modi Jr with a Nehru-Gandhi legacy :eek:. IMVHO, they are digging their own grave and that of their master's. The best option for them is to stop giving publicity to Varun Gandhi. Bad publicity is also publicity.
     
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    ^^what is ddm and imvho ?
     
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    ^^DDM - Desi dorky media, an epithet for the shoddy job that they do in misinforming and sensationalizing things.
     
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    well johnee ought to know than this news was first published in telegraph, a british paper. the "desi" media picked up on this news bit from there.
     
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    Exactly the desi media picked up this news from some brit paper and without verification or clarification from the supposed person, went ahead and published it. The desi media has huge inferiority complex vis-a-vis the gora media(brits/yanks). DDM takes their news/views/interviews as gospel truths. BTW, the word Pseudo-secular apologists would describe the Telegraph, if that is your objection.
     
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    I sort of like the population control by finance idea, tax breaks/freebies if one toes the line but if too many kids then taxes and punitive fines, not only on the original family but also on their business if any exists.
    Varun Gandhi does subscribe to a unsavoury kind of populist politics but its irritating so see the media keep inventing things that he is supposed to have said or not said. It enables him to point to media bias even when they turn out to be right.
     
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    Really disgusting chap. All the more disgusting that he now seems to have become a martyr to the hindutva cause.
     
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    One thing is for sure. He is going to win with a record margin in Pilibhit.
     
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    Hello! He is supposed to be the victim of poor reporting/yellow journalism here. How did he become disgusting? Varun Gandhi has surely become the No.1 whipping boy replacing Modi.
     

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