Badaun (Uttar Pradesh):
Rahul Gandhi may be ducking queries on his marriage plans but wedding bells are all set to ring for his cousin and BJP's Young Turk Varun Gandhi. Varun's mother and BJP MP from Aonla parliamentary constituency Maneka Gandhi has said that the 30-year-old leader will tie the nuptial knot with a Bengali girl this year itself.
"Varun will get married with Yamini, who hails from Bengal, this year," Maneka, the estranged daughter-in-law of late prime minister Indira Gandhi, told reporters in reply to a question.
"All members of the Gandhi family including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul will be invited to attend the marriage function," she added.
Varun had attended the marriage of his cousin Priyanka in 1997 as a teenager despite strained ties between the families though Maneka had stayed away.
Varun represents Pilibhit Lok Sabha constituency and was appointed national secretary by the BJP in March this year.