Sunday, May 2, 2010

Varun shown garlanding Azad's statue with footwear on

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    • Allahabad
    • BJP MP Varun Gandhi today landed in a fresh controversy with TV footages showing him garlanding the statue of Chandrashekhar Azad with his footwear on.

      The Congress attacked him for showing disregard to the legendary freedom fighter, saying it showed the "culture of a party which swore by cultural nationalism" even as the BJP sought to underplay the issue saying that it was a "result of oversight."
    • The Pilibhit MP, whose alleged hate speech had raised a political storm last year, arrived at the Bamrauli airport here this morning from where he left for Jaunpur by road for addressing a BJP rally.

      Before leaving the city, Gandhi got down at Chandrashekhar Azad Park, the historic site where the revolutionary had attained martyrdom, to garland a life-size statue of Azad installed at the very place where the legendary freedom fighter had laid down his life.

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