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'A new morning for Amethi': Smriti Irani thanks voters for 'historic mandate'

In a major setback to Congress, BJP has snatched the Amethi seat as Smriti Irani wins against Congress President, Rahul Gandhi. This marks a historic mandate as Amethi was the safe bet for Indian National Congress for the past several decades.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 24, 2019 13:04 IST
Smriti irani toppled  Rahul Gandhi from Congress bastion
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Smriti irani toppled  Rahul Gandhi from Congress bastion

In a major setback to the Congress, BJP leader Smriti Irani has defeated Rahul Gandhi from his pocket borough of Amethi, on Thursday, thanking voters for their support.

On Friday, Irani thanked the voters for trusting her. "With a new morning for Amethi, there is a new resolution. Thank you Amethi. Lotus bloomed as you showed trust. I am thankful to Amethi," she said in a tweet.

Irani defeated Gandhi with margin of 55,120 in the bitterly contested high profile seat, which has fetched nation's attention. 

Irani, who is also an union minister cultivated a strong voter base in the constituency with her numerous visits and built trust of people by using central development schemes in past five years, after she lost to the Congress President in 2014.

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