Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said she was fielded against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi not because she was a woman but because the party felt that only she could defeat him. In Amethi, the Nehru-Gandhi family stronghold, Rahul Gandhi was defeated by a margin of around 55,000 votes.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani on Monday said she was fielded against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi not because she was a woman, but because the party felt that only she could defeat him.
Addressing the CREDAI Women and Youth Leadership Summit, Irani asked builders to focus on keeping real estate projects affordable without compromising on construction quality. The minister asked CREDAI to help youth, including young women, become first generation real estate ‘developers’.
Amethi was sent because I could win- Smriti
Smriti Irani’s comments came after it was said that the government should consider giving faster approvals to women real estate developers. Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani told a conference organized by real estate developers’ body CREDAI that she would rather compete with male developers. I was sent to Amethi because I was the only person who could defeat that man (Rahul Gandhi).
Rahul Gandhi was defeated by a margin of 55,000 votes.
Irani defeated Rahul Gandhi in the Nehru-Gandhi family bastion Amethi in the 2019 general election by a margin of around 55,000 votes. Earlier in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, she lost to Rahul Gandhi by a margin of one lakh votes