Rahul Gandhi, when asked about his cousin Varun Gandhi's praise that he has done "good work" in Amethi, replied that the latter was right in his observation. He said the Congress has done strategic work in Amethi by planning education hub and for the farmers. Varun, a BJP candidate from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh, was reportedly taken aback after he was told about Rahul's appreciation of his views.
Rahul said Varun was right in his observation, putting the latter in a spot
Later, Varun Gandhi clarified his remarks on Twitter, saying he had heard that some decent work was happening in Amethi though he did not see it himself and his views were not to endorse any political party or its candidate.
The BJP has fielded Smriti Irani from Amethi to challenge Rahul Gandhi.