After tweets on Lakhimpur Kheri, Varun, Maneka out of top BJP panel

New Delhi: BJP leaders Maneka Gandhi and her son Varun Gandhi were out of a top panel of the BJP after the latter posted videos of Lakhimpur Kheri on social media.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda on Thursday reconstituted the party’s national executive committee dropping Maneka and Varun Gandhi from the 80-member panel.

According to the list issued by the BJP general secretary Arun Singh, 80 leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, veteran leaders L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, former national president Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, and Nitin Gadkari have been nominated in the new committee.

Besides these 80 leaders, 50 leaders have been included as special invitees and 179 leaders as permanent invitees (ex-officio) have been included in the party’s national working committee, including Chief Ministers from the BJP, Deputy Chief Minister, MLAs in various Legislative Assemblies and Legislative Councils.

While Varun Gandhi is the member of Lok Sabha from Pilibhit, Maneka Gandhi represents Sultanpur in the Lower House.

The mother-son duo was excluded in the list after Varun took to Twitter reacting to violence in Lakhimpur Kheri of Uttar Pradesh seeking justice for farmers, who were allegedly run over by vehicles during protest.

Earlier, he had tweeted a video showing vehicles running over farmers in Lakhimpur Kehri.

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