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WATCH: Here's What Smriti Irani Had To Say About Robert Vadra's Personal Attack Against Her

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

Union Minister Smriti Irani responded to Congress president Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra's personal attack against her. Speaking over the controversy that the Congress president cancelled his visit to Amethi on the election day in the constituency, Smriti Irani stated that it is evident that Vadra and others will attack her since Rahul Gandhi is running away from the people of Amethi.

"See, Rahul Gandhi is running away from here, so its quite evident that they will attack me," the Union Minister said on being questioned on the personal attacks of Priyanka Vadra' husband Robert Vadra and Punjab Congress minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. 

Congress president Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra had launched a personal attack at Smriti Irani asking her to concentrate on the election instead of taking a jibe at him. 

Robert Vadra took to Twitter and attacked Smriti Irani, targeting her educational qualifications. He said, "India wants to know about your degree/qualifications and the underlying controversy with it".

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Addressing a press conference, Navjot Singh Sidhu said that Irani has never won an election and therefore she is behaving like a cry baby. He was responding to Irani's claim of booth capturing in Gauriganj town of Amethi district. 

"Smriti has never fought an election. When you fought election for the first time, you were BA pass, the second time you were 12th pass, now it seems she has become KG class child, behaves like a cry-baby. Keeps on crying on every issue," Sidhu said. 

Amethi is witnessing a fierce battle between BJP's Smriti Irani and Congress' Rahul Gandhi. The results of the 2019 General Elections will be announced on May 23.

READ | Countering Smriti Irani's Booth-capturing Charge Against Rahul Gandhi, Navjot Singh Sidhu Calls BJP's Amethi Candidate A 'cry-baby'


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