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Smriti Irani responds to Rahul Gandhi, calls him 'failed dynast'

Rahul Gandhi had earlier on Tuesday made a no-holds-barred attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: (ANI)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 12, 2017, 07.34 AM (IST)

After Rahul Gandhi's no-holds-barred attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, union minister Smriti Irani launched a counter-broadside against the Congress vice president. 

Addressing the media in Delhi, Irani said Rahul Gandhi was a "failed dynast".

"A failed dynast today chose to speak about his failed political journeys in USA," she said.

Gandi had attacked the prime minister in a speech -- India at 70: Reflections on the Path Forward --  he gave at the University of California, Berkeley earlier on Tuesday morning.  

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Irani said Gandhi's charges against Prime Minister Narendra Modi were not surprising.  

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She said he had failed to connect with the people of India and that he was now criticising his political opponents from a foreign platform.

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Nor did she agree with Gandhi's statement that dynasts and dynasties are fundamental to India. 

Also read: Rahul Gandhi, in US, makes no-holds-barred attack on PM Modi

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And she added that Rahul Gandhi saying the Congress became arrogant under Sonia Gandhi, and lost an election, was a big political confession. 

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