In Nehru- Gandhi Family’s Pocket Boroughs, Smriti Irani Says Congress Has Made No Development

UNION  Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has said  UPA Chairperson  Sonia  Gandhi  and  AICC  President  Rahul Gandhi  got elected from   Rae Bareilly and Amethi parliamentary Constituencies in Uttar Pradesh but failed to develop their own constituencies despite remain  power  till 2014.Seventy  to 80 per cent of houses there are still made of mud. After interacting with the locals, Smriti Irani, a TV star turned politician and now a Parliamentarian from Gujarat ,asked the Gandhi family on Friday to answer  “lack of development” in their  strongholds .While Sonia Gandhi represents Rae Bareli in the Lok Sabha , Rahul Gandhi holds the adjacent Amethi seat. Irani herself contested unsuccessfully in 2014 against Rahul Gandhi. The people in the area had no expectations of its development, she told reporters after visiting the Modern Coach Factory at Rae Bareilly.
She said that during the UPA government’s term, railway coaches were brought to the factory from Kapurthala and shown as the achievement of the Rae Bareli unit. “Now under the Narendra Modi government, 700 coaches are made here,” she said.

“The rail coach factory here has become a symbol of possibilities under the Narendra Modi government,” she said. Irani also attended the 8th convocation ceremony of the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Amethi on Friday. Speaking at the event, she asked parents to treat their daughters and sons impartially. A total of 105 students of the institute were awarded degrees in various subjects on the occasion. There is indication that she will be fielded by the BJP to contest against Rahul Gandhi at Amethi in the 2019 Lo Sabha poll. In 2014, non-Congress votes were split between AAP candidate Kumar Biswas   and Smriti Irani .She had launched campaign belatedly.

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