Feroze Varun Gandhi is a second-term Indian Member of Parliament who represented the Pilibhit constituency in 2009, and currently represents the Sultanpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh. In 2012, he was appointed the youngest ever National General Secretary of the BJP, and is a member of its National Executive. Gandhi has been a prominent member of a number of Parliamentary Standing Committees including those on defence and foreign policy.
A graduate from the London School of Economics (LSE), Gandhi is widely respected as an opinion leader and policy analyst. He writes the country’s most widely circulated newspaper column,syndicated to 21 top national and regional dailies, including The Times of India, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, Hindustan, Amar Ujala, Sambad, Sakshi, Malayalam Manorama, among others, reaching over 200 million readers.
Over a year ago, Gandhi made a pledge to the people of Uttar Pradesh that he would donate his entire MP salary to the families of those farmers who had been forced to end their lives due to the agrarian crisis. He has visited over 20 districts in the State so far, including Agra, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Bahraich, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sultanpur and Sitapur, Moradabad, Allahabad and Aligarh. By distributing cheques worth Rs 1 lakh to each family, he draws awareness and increases the level of sensitivity towards farmer suffering across the State of Uttar Pradesh.