BJP leader Smriti Irani on Thursday filed her nomination from Amethi Lok Sabha seat.
BJP leader Smriti Irani on Thursday filed her nomination from Amethi Lok Sabha seat.

BJP candidate Smriti Irani files nomination from Amethi LS seat

ANI | Updated: Apr 11, 2019 15:33 IST

Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 11 (ANI): Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani on Thursday filed her nomination from Amethi parliamentary constituency for the Lok Sabha elections.
Smriti performed 'puja' ahead of filing her nomination in Amethi where she is pitted against Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Her husband Zubin Irani was also present at the 'puja'.
Rahul Gandhi, a three-time Member of Parliament from Amethi, had filed his nomination papers yesterday. He was accompanied by his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and sister and Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Priyanka's husband Robert Vadra and their two sons were also present.
Polling will be held in Amethi on May 6 during the fifth phase of the general elections.
In the 2014 general elections, Rahul Gandhi had defeated Smriti Irani by a margin of around one lakh votes.
The seven-phase Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh started today and will end on May 19. Counting of votes will be held on May 23. (ANI)

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