Launching a scathing attack at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over her 'outsider' comment during her Amethi rally and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Smriti Irani said that the people of Amethi have taken their decision as to whom to vote after seeing their Parliamentarian "missing" from the constituency.
They can take a look at Hariharpur and witness the changes himself. But one must question the missing Parliamentarian whether he even know where is Hariharpur. I only believe that the public has known the "missing" Parliamentarian. They have decided to press the button of Kamal (Lotus). For the past 55 years, people here have been pleading Rahul Gandhi and Congress ministers from him to solve their problems. He has not visited the constituency in the last five years," Smriti Irani said.
Responding to Rahul Gandhi's sensational admission in the Supreme Court, admitting that he made the statement on Rafale deal in the “heat of political campaigning”, Smriti Irani said:
"Rahul Gandhi has proved himself wrong on papers after that submission of an affidavit in the Supreme Court. What else can I say in that?".
On being questioned on Priyanka Gandhi's proposed candidature from Varanasi against PM Modi in the Lok Sabha, she stated that this is the matter of difference between Rahul Gandhi and his sister.
"Mrs Vadra requesting his brother to contest elections, it is their personal matter. How much democracy exists in Congress, we all know. From the day she has entered into politics, his importance has reduced. If she contests elections, then whatever respects is left will also narrow down. Now, why are you dragging me between the fight of brother and sister? she added.
Speaking to the public of Amethi during her election rally in the constituency on Monday, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra termed Smriti Irani as an "outsider", stating that during her campaigning she has witnessed the miseries that the people have been facing in various parts of Uttar Pradesh (East).
"Election is here and so many outsiders are also are trying to spread lies that Rahul Gandhi does not visit. You know the truth. The objectionable thing was that Smriti Irani ji came here and she distributed shoes among the people. She thought she is insulting Rahul Gandhi but she insulted Amethi people. You must understand what is happening in this election. Lie, trying to divert the attention of people, and a campaign which is different from reality. I am roaming around UP East and witnessing the miseries of the people. Wherever I am going, people are facing difficulties, I am noticing," she said.