Why did you swap seats with your mother? You are fighting from Pilibhit and she from Sultanpur.
I have represented this constituency before. Both constituencies are home for us. I have familial relations with people in Pilibhit since I was nine, when my mother was first elected. The party leadership took a decision and we carried forward their orders.
There was speculation recently that you might join Congress. Has the thought crossed your mind?
I joined BJP 15 years ago. The day I joined I said the day I leave the party will be the day I pack my bags and leave politics. What was true then is true now.
Your name was raised by some in 2017 as a possible CM candidate in UP…
I think I would be best suited for a role in national politics.
Will the SP-BSPRLD alliance put up a tough fight?
When I go to the villages, I see enormous goodwill for (PM Narendra) Modiji. The social reform schemes of the government have significantly impacted the lives of people. SP-BSP are only focusing on caste arithmetic; they are unable to understand that people vote for hope.
BJP candidates are seeking votes in the name of Modi. What issues are you raising?
I am also asking for votes in the name of leadership because it is incumbent upon me to make sure that as a political worker people know that their country is in safe hands. At the same time, I am talking about the work I did and my mother did.
Will you campaign against your cousins Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi?
I will do whatever my party leadership decides.