Following the Congress' spoof of Smriti Irani's iconic TV serial tune, Rahul Gandhi's Amethi competitor speaking exclusively to Arnab Goswami on The Debate on Friday stated how she's glad to have taught 'one to run and the other to sing'
Calling is 'very bad singing', Union Minister Smriti Irani retaliated to the Congress' press conference that accused her of lying and alleging that she has 'falsified records' of her educational qualifications and submitted contradictory affidavits to the Election Commission for which she should be disqualified.
Irani said in her response said, "To all the bad singing today, God bless you, I hope you went back with your tune intact. That was really bad singing. But at least I'm satisfied that one was taught how to run, the other how to sing."
Furthermore, she added how the party is "running scared" to do this mockery.
She said, "If I was at the loss of votes and Rahul Gandhi was treading towards votes, would they need to do this mockery? No, they wouldn't. They're running scared, literally.
In a Smriti Irani versus Rahul Gandhi debate, the Union Minister pointed out how the Gandhi scion has been absent from his own constituency.
She said, "The BJP's biggest star campaigner is Narendra Modi and we have a very efficient Amit Shah taking charge. As far as I'm concerned, I will be available in every nyay panchayat to meet every voter, that is a respect that I give to the voters of Amethi and in contrast is an absentee MP who did not find time enough even after nomination to come here and spend time in every village in Amethi because he does not find them worthy of his time."
Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi also accused Irani of misusing her influence and power as a Union minister.
"Union Minister Smriti Irani, who had been rubbishing Opposition's claim that she is not a graduate, yesterday accepted that she enrolled for an undergraduate course in Delhi University but did not complete it," Chaturvedi said.
She should step down and also be disqualified from contesting the polls, Chaturvedi said.
"We have no issue with the fact that Smriti Irani is not a graduate. The issue here is that she has lied repeatedly on oath and to the courts. People of India will see through these lies and give a befitting political reply to a 'serial liar'!"