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Irani accuses Rahul Gandhi of disgracing Amethi

Press Trust of India  |  Amethi (UP) 

Saturday accused of "disgracing" his constituency and "crushing the dreams" of its people over the past 15 years

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Irani, who is the BJP's candidate for the parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh, is making a second attempt to wrest the seat from

In the 2014 polls, Gandhi had defeated Irani by a margin of one lakh votes. This time, besides his stronghold of in Uttar Pradesh, the is fighting the elections from Wayanad, in

Addressing an election meeting here, Irani said, "has humiliated and disgraced .. if the intention of a leader is good, it ensures speedy development of the area."


Calling the Gandhi family "dynasts", she said, "The 'naamdar' have been crushing the dreams of the people of Amethi for the last 15 years and still consider the people of the constituency as their slaves."

Rahul Gandhi was elected to the from Amethi first in 2004 and has retained the seat since.

Terming the a "missing MP", Irani claimed the Congress does not have time to provide basic facilities to the people of the constituency or share their happiness and grief.

Trying to strike an emotional chord with the gathering, she said, "I am a mother of two kids... I take care of my parent and in-laws, work at a ministry and despite losing (the last election) I have been coming here continuously to serve you all and Amethi."

Claiming that 1.75 lakh people of Amethi have being linked with the BJP government's Ayushman Bharat, Irani said, "The government of 'naamdar' people never thought about this.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 20:40 IST
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