Whoever from BJP contests from Amethi will win: Smriti Irani

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Smriti Irani was defeated by a margin of more than one lakh votes by Rahul Gandhi.

Published: 30th May 2018 08:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th May 2018 08:13 AM   |  A+A-

Union minister Smriti Irani (File | PTI)


SHILLONG: Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani on Tuesday squashed Congress president Rahul Gandhi's chances of winning the election from his parliamentary constituency, Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, in next year's general election and said whoever from BJP fights election from there will win.

"In Amethi, he (Rahul Gandhi) lost every assembly seat and local election in last four years," Irani said here on Tuesday.

On being asked whether she would get a chance to again contest against him, the Union minister said, "Amit Shah ji has the power to decide who will fight from there. Whoever from BJP fights election from there will win," she said.

The all-important general elections, which will elect the members of the 17th Lok Sabha are due to be held in April/May next year.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Smriti Irani was defeated by a margin of more than one lakh votes by Rahul Gandhi.

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  • Abc

    Forget development. Subcontinent particularly India can be ruled on the basis of religion for another 200 years. RSS knows it well. Subraminum Swamy recently spoke about all this. Therefore Congress has to wait BJP will come again. If congress wants to win
    6 months ago reply
  • nasermehdi

    rahul is not mp of amethi he is king of amethi she will loss this time ishallah she gone mad 12th class fail become education minister now textile minister what she knows about textile she is drama queen kyunki bjpeeee bhi koi party govt thi 2020 people will tell her
    7 months ago reply

    The madam Smiriti irani is over confident and she doesn't have an idea about how the trend changes every thing depends on time and past deeds I feel that as a citizen of India there is no any hopeful expectations for BJP the day's ahead and the road for BJP is already blocked. people will definitely intend to remind the hopeful thoughts in the near future and through an astounding answer -Damodharan Gandhi Raj
    7 months ago reply
    • Vadduri Venkata Ramana Rao advocate

      When did she won any election. Rahul Gandhi is an icon. I personally like him as I have a chance meeting his father on road and as I said to him hello the reply by Rajiv is so mesmerizing enen today I can see it. Such is the Gandhi Clan. Every time Smriti Irani makes a statement and attacks Rahul Gandhi but with little success. Ignoring her is the best answer.
      6 months ago reply
    • somaji gomaji

      you have missspelt your surname .It is actually "Ganda Raj" .
      6 months ago reply
    • Radar

      Your name says it all. Ha ha ha...but you are in for a disappointment. Even if BJP loses Congress is not coming back. So maybe you should change your name to something more suitable..
      7 months ago reply
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