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Smriti Irani confident of BJP's win in Gujarat post UP civic polls

ANI  |  Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India] 

Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Friday expressed her confidence in the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) win in the upcoming assembly elections, contending that the of civic polls were a proof of the "unpopular leadership" of the Party.

"Irrespective of what the Party is trying to mount, the in where is wiped out yet again is indication of how unpopular their leadership is," Irani told reporters here.

The Union Minister was alluding to the civic polls. The counting is underway today, and the is leading with a great margin.

Irani said that the "low shots" taken by the were going to adversely affect its chances in the polls.

"and his party called Modi ji 'Maut ka Saudagar', called Gujaratis 'gadhe' (donkey), and now if they are calling him a 'Dalal', then they will face the repercussions in the upcoming elections," she said, adding, "The desperation of Congress Party is very evident in the derogatory statements they make."

Taking a jibe at Congress vice president who has been continually critical of development under the government, Irani said, "I don't think the public comes to listen to facts from Both the public and journalists know that when it comes to facts, Rahul Gandhi is on the weaker side."

Irani also quipped that people of knew Gandhi's "temple-hopping" is motivated by intentions of accruing votes.

Rahul Gandhi has been visiting various temples, apart from conducting campaign rallies in Gujarat.

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 16:25 IST