Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on Rahul Gandhi saying that the Congress Vice President has ignored the people of Amethi whom he has represented in Lok Sabha since 2004. Irani, who contested from Amethi in 2014 elections but lost to Rahul Gandhi, is in the town for BJP’s mega rally, being attended by Bharatiaya Janata Party President Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath among others.
BJP's Amethi rally: Highights
01:35 pm: People of Amethi have trusted Congress for 60 years, I urge you to trust us for once: Amit Shah
01:34 pm: Rahul Baba can not see anything because he is wearing "Italian glasses": Amit Shah
01:33 pm: Modi model means 24/7 electricity for all households: Amit Shah
01:32 pm: Three generations of Gandhis abandoned Amethi: Amit Shah
01:32 pm: The jodi of Yogiji and Modiji means development for Uttar Pradesh: Amit Shah
01:29 pm: I want to thank the people of Amethi: Amit Shah
01:28 pm: I have come here because I want the people of Amethi to embrace development: Amit Shah
01:27 pm: Narendra Modiji, even after not getting the desired results, never abandoned Amethi: Amit Shah
01:27 pm: You Rahul baba, ask us what we did in mere 3 years?: Amit Shah
01:26 pm: Three generations of the Congress were voted to power in Amethi: Amit Shah
01:12 pm: Farmers' land in Amethi will either be used for industrial projects or will be resturned to them. We will not let them become the property of a foundation or a family: Yogi
01:11 pm: Even if we did not get the desired results for Amethi in 2014, Smriti Irani has proven that she is the sister of Amethi: Yogi Adityanath
01:08 pm: Our programme for today was finalised a month ago, then we noticed that a Shehzada from Delhi came here on October 2: Yogi
01:07 pm: We will not let sons and sons in law to grab land in UP: Yogi Adityanath
01:06 pm: Smriti ji has proved with her work that she is the sister of Amethi: Yogi Adityanath
01:06 pm: Uttar Pradesh government will leave no stone unturned when it comes to the development of Amethi and Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath
01:02 pm: People of Amethi want to tell Amit Shah that the lotus will bloom in 2019: Irani
12:58 pm: There are still farmers and labourers who still say that Rahul Gandhi has not returned land which belongs to them: Irani
12:56 pm: People of Pipri village told me that they went to meet the MP (Rahul Gandhi) but he does not have time for them: Smiri Irani
12:55 pm: Amethi has embraced me and the BJP: Smriti Irani
The BJP president, who is being accompanied by Adityanath and Irani, has a slew of programmes lined up in Amethi, Sitapur and Lucknow districts.
Shah will be laying the foundation stones of 51 offices during a religious function in Sitapur and inaugurating a series of programmes in Amethi, the parliamentary constituency of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
In Lucknow, Shah will also unveil books on the personality and works of five former chiefs of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).