Fighting against dynasty and corruption in Amethi: Smriti Irani at 'India ka DNA' conclave

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 01, 2019, 11:22 PM(IST)

Union Minister Smriti Irani at Zee News' 'India Ka DNA' conclave. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Irani said her 'biggest achievement' will be when Rahul Gandhi loses from Amethi.

Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani said on Monday that she is confident the BJP will win the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and PM Narendra Modi will return to power.

Iran was speaking at Zee News's 'India Ka DNA' conclave in New Delhi.

On being asked whether there is a Modi "lehar" (wave) across the country, Irani answered, "Why is Congress president fighting from two seats if there is no Modi wave? His candidature from two seats proves that there is Modi lehar.”

Irani, who is contesting against Rahul Gandhi from the Amethi parliamentary constituency in the upcoming election, said the "BJP is contesting from Amethi and I am just a representative. My fight against Rahul Gandhi is not personal. The fight is against an ideology, corruption and dynasty."

Irani said her "biggest achievement" will be when on May 23 Rahul Gandhi loses from Amethi. "Modi will once again become the pradhan sewak on May 23," she added.

However, the Congress party’s vote share was reduced to 46 per cent in 2014 as against the earlier figures of 71 per cent and 66 per cent in the 2009 and 2004 elections, respectively. The BJP, whose vote share in Amethi remained in the single digits in 2004, garnered 37 per cent of the votes cast in 2014.

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