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Awaiting Rahul's poetic reply: Smriti Irani on alleged Vadra-Bhandari link

Irani's tweet came after reports that 'absconding arms dealer Bhandari (had) booked business-class tickets for Vadra in 2012'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani

Information and Broadcasting Minister on Monday targeted Vice-President after a media report claimed that absconding arms agent Sanjay Bhandari had "booked tickets" for his brother- in-Robert Vadra.

Irani tweeted:

The minister's tweet came after Times Now channel claimed that "the absconding arms dealer Bhandari (had) booked business-class tickets for Vadra in 2012."

Vadra's reaction to the report was not available.

Times Now said Vadra and his lawyers had earlier denied having any links with the absconding arms dealer.

Irani's swipe at Gandhi, asking for his "poetic explanation", came two days after the leader targeted the over the by citing a poem in a tweet.

Irani had hit back then in a similar fashion.

Gandhi had tweeted a news report on the along with a Hindi couplet by poet Dushyant Kumar which read: "bhookh hai to sabr kar, roti nahi to kya hua, aajkal dilli mein hai zer-e-behas yeh mudda (if you are hungry, be patient, what if bread is not available, the issue is being discussed in Delhi."

Hitting back, Irani had tweeted:

"Ae satta ki bhookh, sabr kar, aankde sath nahi to kya, khudgarzon ko jama kar, mulk ki badnami ka shor toh macha hi lenge (hey hunger for power, be patient, what if you don't have the numbers, you can collect selfish people, noise can be made to malign the country)."

In another tweet, the Information and Broadcasting Minister had said:
Along with this tweet, Irani posted a statement by Health Minister J P Nadda which read: "Facts vs Fiction on to enlighten people who are keen to run down our country by twisting facts.

First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 10:59 IST