Taking a jibe at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Union minister Smriti Irani has mentioned that Ghulam Nabi Azad has turn into “azad” (free) now however Amethi has been “liberated” way back.
Veteran Congress chief Azad, who ended his five-decade affiliation with the grand previous celebration on Friday, accused Rahul Gandhi of demolishing the whole consultative mechanism and in addition pinned the blame on him for the 2014 electoral debacle.
To a query on Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra and Mr Azad leaving the Congress, Ms Irani informed reporters in Amethi on Saturday night, “Congress’s personal management is commenting particularly on the Gandhi household, so we don’t want so as to add something to it. Ghulam Nabi Azad sahib turned ‘azad‘ (free) now however Amethi has been liberated lengthy again.”
In 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP chief Ms Irani defeated Rahul Gandhi within the Amethi parliamentary seat. Amethi was the normal seat of the Gandhi household and had been represented by Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi previously.
Ms Irani mentioned the distinction between the sooner Amethi and right now’s Amethi is that earlier individuals used to contemplate energy right here as their fiefdom, whereas now there’s a sense of service.
The Congress, coping with the fallout of a sequence of high-profile exits, together with that of Kapil Sibal and Ashwani Kumar, has tried to deflect the newest blow by alleging that Mr Azad’s DNA had been “Modi-fied” and linking his resignation to the tip of his Rajya Sabha tenure.
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