Speaking at a roadshow of BJP candidate and Union Minister Smriti Irani before she filed her nomination papers in Amethi, Adityanath said Irani always remained concerned about the town's development and the huge turnout of supporters was proof of her work even after she lost the 2014 elections.
Irani, accompanied by her husband Zubin Irani and clad in a saffron and green sari, filed her nomination papers for the Amethi Lok Sabha seat, setting the tone for a fiercely contested battle with Gandhi.
She performed a "havan" before she set out to file the nomination papers.
Irani lost the 2014 election to Gandhi by a margin of over one lakh votes.
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