Asserting that everyone must get equal opportunities, BJP MP Varun Gandhi has asked whether he would have become an MP at the age of 29-years if his surname was not 'Gandhi'.
"I am Feroze Varun Gandhi.If my surname was not Gandhi would have I become an MP at the age of 29 years? Want to see an India where it doesn't matter if I was Varun Dutta or Varun Ghosh or Varun Khan. All must get equal opportunities," news agency ANI quoted Varun as saying.
Varun Gandhi is the cousin of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi. Varun's mother Maneka Gandhi is the widow of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's elder brother Sanjay Gandhi, who died in a plane crash. Maneka parted ways with Indira Gandhi after her husband's death.
Varun is not new to making remarks that make headlines. He had last month called the Election Commission a "toothless tiger". He also said political parties spend a lot on the poll campaign, denying opportunity to people from a humble background to contest elections.