The BJP workers showered 34-year-old Varun with flower petals and greeted him with beating of drums as he led a huge procession of supporters towards the District Collectorate to file his nomination papers.

However, the road show was cut short after he covered a distance of 1.5 km as the local administration at Sahganj Chowk said permission was taken only for filing the nomination and not for the road show.
Varun, who represented Pilibhit parliamentary constituency in 2009, has shifted to Sultanpur this time where he is locked in a quadrangular contest with Sultanpur MP Sanjay Singh's wife Amita Singh (Congress), Shakeel Ahmed (Samajwadi Party) and Pawan Pandey (BSP).
Significantly, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's name was missing from the hoardings which Varun's supporters carried in the procession. The hoardings had a big picture of Varun in the centre.

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani adorned the top corners of the hoardings while the bottom corners had pictures of local leaders.

The party symbol 'lotus', however, was widely used in the procession with BJP flags hoisted on top of vehicles which were a part of the road show.


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