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Irani files papers from Amethi, takes on Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  Amethi 

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

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

Uttar Pradesh accompanied her in the show of strength in a constituency nursed by the even after being defeated by in 2014, the first time the BJP nominated her as its candidate from

Irani, who has been lashing out at Gandhi for missing from and over the lack of development in the constituency, continued her attack Thursday.

She questioned his silence over the Income Tax raids against close aides of

"What type of is the practising when its leaders commit the sin of looting money meant for the welfare of pregnant women and poor children?" she said.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 16:36 IST