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A year before her Rajya Sabha term comes to an end, Smriti Irani thanks people of Gujarat

Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani has thanked the people of Guajarat for giving her the opportunity to represent them in the upper house of the parliament.

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 06, 2016 18:54 IST ]
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Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani has thanked the people of Guajarat for giving her the opportunity to represent them in the upper house of the parliament.

In a series of tweets today, Irani counted the work she has done for the people of Gujarat during last 5 years as Rajya Sabha MP.

Irani’s tweets have surprised the political observers as she is still left with one more year in Rajya Sabha.  

Irani, who was recently shifted from the high-profile HRD portfolio, said that in the last five years as an MP, she has been "fortunate" to have got immense support from BJP leaders and people across the country.

The minister, who was elected five years ago, gave no indication what prompted her to take to the micro-blogging site on her tenure in the Rajya Sabha.

"On August 19, 2011 I got the opportunity to serve the nation in my capacity as Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament from the Gujarat state.

"It has been my privilege to have been able to reach out to the people of Anand & resolve their problems in whatever capacity I could," Irani wrote.

"I specially express my gratitude to people of Gujarat, particularly Anand which is my nodal district as Rajya Sabha MP from the state," she said.

In the tweets, Irani shared snapshots of the welfare and civic work undertaken by her in Anand district during her tenure.

"Providing water and conserving the same along with ensuring clean surroundings has been the top priority in Anand," she tweeted.

Irani had unsuccessfully fought against Rahul Gandhi from Amethi in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

(With PTI inputs)

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