NEW DELHI: A day after Congress served a legal notice to Union Minister Smriti Irani over her land grab allegations against the Rajiv Gandhi Trust, she dared Rahul Gandhi in his home turf Amethi to send her to jail.
Irani, who fought 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Amethi against Rahul Gandhi said that some persons get disturbed by her visits in Amethi and asserted that she would not be cowed down by legal notices.
“If Congress or Rahul Gandhi consider the women of this country abla (weak), they should forget it. I am not the one to get afraid with this and will continue to raise Amethi's voice. If Rahul or Congress have the courage then let them put me behind the bars. I will not remain silent. My relationship with Amethi is not that of elections,” said the Union Minister while addressing a gathering in a village in Amethi.
Irani said, “Yesterday, an advocate came to my Delhi residence when I was busy in a meeting. He has given a notice that he will take legal action against me if I make any comment against Rahul Gandhi or the Nehru-Gandhi family in Amethi.”
Astonished over legal notice by Congress, Union Minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that due reply will be given to the notice and it will further expose Congress’ weaknesses.
“Smriti ji is capable of responding to the notice,” he said during a press conference at BJP headquarters.
On Saturday, the Uttar Pradesh unit of Congress served the legal notice to the minister in Delhi over her allegation that the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust had grabbed land of farmers in Amethi.
Congress said that they had no option but to pursue appropriate legal remedies, both civil and criminal, if she failed to do so.