34-year-old Varun, who is likely to contest on a BJP ticket from Sultanpur, told the media on Thursday that he believed in political decorum and never harbored any ill will against his opponents.

"I have a positive mindset towards politics and have always believed in certain lines of decency that I would never cross," he said, adding he will not campaign against Rahul Gandhi in the neighbouring Amethi constituency.

Varun, a sitting MP from Pilibhit, has shifted his base to Sultanpur.

Varun’s mother Maneka Gandhi, currently a BJP parliamentarian from Aonla in Uttar Pradesh, is likely to contest from Pilibhit in the Lok Sabha elections, a seat she has held in the past.

The BJP on Thursday released third list of 97 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha poll, slated to begin from April 7. Former home secretary RK Singh and two RJD leaders, who recently joined BJP, figure in the list.

(JPN/Agencies)

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