New Delhi: Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said that she is confident that Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will come to back to power again at the Centre.
Speaking at the Zee News’ India Ka DNA conclave, said also hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Irani, who is contesting against Rahul Gandhi from the Amethi parliamentary constituency in the upcoming national election, said, “BJP is contesting from Amethi and I am just a representative. My fight against Rahul Gandhi is not personal. The fight is against an ideology.”
Highlighting the work she has done for the development of Amethi, Irani said, “My first job was to meet Yogi Adityanath (Uttar Pradesh CM) and got an embankment built in a village in Amethi that was facing threat from a river. It was the first time in 55 years that an embankment in Pipri village of Amethi and the credit goes to Yogiji and Modiji.”
Irani said her ‘biggest achievement’ will be when on 23 May Rahul Gandhi loses from Amethi. “Modi will once again become the pradhan sewak on 23 May,” she said.
She added that BJP’s “fight is against corruption and dynasty. It is not against Rahul.” Of Rahul’s decision to fight from Wayanad (Kerala) besides Amethi, Irani said that he is not sure if he’ll win from Amethi so, he has opted for an alternate seat too.
“Congress workers in Amethi asked Rahul to contest from a second seat as they are not sure of winning. So, he is looking for a safe seat. Why is Congress president fighting from two seats if there is no Modi wave? The leader who is not sure of winning from his stronghold is talking about there being no Modi wave,” she said.