BJP leader Varun Gandhi claimed on Friday that he had ensured “national identity” to Sultanpur constituency of Uttar Pradesh, which he said was earlier known as Amethi’s neighbouring district. Also Read - BJP's Troubleshooter, NE's Most Influential Politician Himanta Biswa Sarma to Take Oath as Assam CM Today

Amethi is currently represented by Varun Gandhi’s cousin, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. Also Read - Will Himanta Sarma Outplay Sonowal to Become Assam CM? Crucial Decision Today

“I have ensured national identity to Sultanpur. It was earlier known as Amethi’s neighbouring district,” Varun Gandhi said at a rally in Sultanpur in support of his mother, Union minister Maneka Gandhi. Also Read - BJP to Hold Nationwide Dharna on May 5 Against Widespread Violence Post Bengal Election Results

Without taking any names, Varun Gandhi, who is the sitting Sultanpur MP, urged the people to not vote for “gunde-mawali (hooligans)” and ensure the Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory.

“If you feel poverty and it pinches, bear it. But if you elect a criminal, it will pinch more,” Varun Gandhi said, claiming that he was the only MP who did not take any salary.

Varun Gandhi is now contesting from Pilibhit, while Maneka Gandhi is the BJP candidate from Sultanpur.