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Asha Bhosle praises Smriti Irani, says 'she cares and that's why she won'

Asha Bhosle tweeted this photo with Smriti Irani. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 31, 2019, 10.30 AM (IST)

At the swearing-in ceremony of the new government, leaders from various walks of life gathered at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday to witness the historic event. Several Bollywood stars were also present including actors Shahid Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kangana Ranaut and Rajinikanth. Legendary singer Asha Bhosle was also present and the singer later took to Twitter to praise Union minister Smriti Irani. 

Bhosle tweeted a photo with Irani and stated how the minister and MP from Amethi took extra effort to ensure Bhosle went back home safely and quickly. The singer wrote, "I was stranded in the crazy rush post PM oath ceremony. No one offered to help me except @smritiirani who saw my plight & made sure I reached home safely. She cares & that’s why she won.”

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On Thursday, Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister for the second consecutive term. Many from the film fraternity were present at the event in Delhi to witness the moment. Also see: Photos from the swearing-in ceremony. 

Earlier on vote counting day, Asha Bhosle had congratulated newly elected MP Sunny Deol and posted a photo with the actor. "There’s an MP in the House. Congratulations to Shri Sunny Deol" 

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Several other Bollywood celebrities shared photos and posts congratulating PM Modi on his historic win on that day.