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Irani files nomination, targets Rahul over I-T raids

Press Trust of India  |  Amethi 

Thursday filed nomination papers from Amethi, pitting herself against who has won thrice from the constituency regarded as Gandhi family pocket borough.

Irani filed the nomination after a road show, which followed a similar route taken by the one organised by the when submitted his own papers here on Wednesday.

Uttar Pradesh accompanied her in a show of strength in the constituency, which has been nursed by the even after she was defeated by Gandhi last time.

She lost the 2014 election by over a lakh votes, but the shrunken margin of victory for Gandhi boosted the Bharatiya Janata Party's hopes.

The is also contesting from a second constituency, Wayanad in Kerala, this time, prompting the BJP to claim that he is "scared" to take on Irani.

Irani, who has been lashing out at Gandhi for missing from and for its lack of development, continued to attack him on Thursday, questioning his silence over the Income Tax raids against aides of

The road show began with prayers at the Gauriganj's Budhanmaai temple, where her husband accompanied her.

Enthusiastic party workers took part in the road show ahead of the nomination, beating drums and showering rose petals.

Many women wore saffron saris and men had angochhas in the same colour flung over their shoulders. They wore 'Main bhi chowkidar' (I am also a watchman) caps, in support of

Irani submitted four sets of nomination papers to district election R M Mishra.

taking with reporters, Irani targeted her rival over the recent I-T raids.

The has claimed it has detected a racket in collection of unaccounted cash, running into crores.

"is still silent over the fact that details of about Rs 280 crore have emerged from the residence of an aide of Kamal Nath, she charged. Rahul's silence exposes his reality."

Irani said the people are looking for a vision in these elections for the development of the country, asserting that Modi will again emerge as

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 17:25 IST
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