Though the Home Ministry confirmed of receiving a plea from Varun, it decided not to revoke or interfere in the issue as the matter is still pending in the Supreme Court of India (SC). Varun said that he is facing hostile governments both at the Centre and state. His party too alleged that Congress-led UPA is playing 'vindictive and vote-bank politics'.
Prakash Javadekar, the BJP spokesperson said, "The UPA led by the Congress has ratified and manifested its conventional vindictive and vote-bank politics by rejecting the plea by Varun Gandhi."
Varun, who was arrested on Mar 29 under NSA for inciting communal hatred in Pilibhit was granted two weeks interim bail/parole on Apr 16 by the SC.