Union Minister Smriti Irani addressing an election rally in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. Photo/ANI
Union Minister Smriti Irani addressing an election rally in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. Photo/ANI

'Missing MP' Rahul did nothing for Amethi, claims Smriti Irani

ANI | Updated: Apr 24, 2019 19:57 IST

Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 24 (ANI): BJP candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha seat Smriti Irani hit out at her rival candidate and the Congress president Rahul Gandhi saying that he did nothing for the development in the region.
Calling him a "missing MP since last 15 years", Union Minister Smriti while referring to the MPLAD fund, said that "Rahul had 75 crores rupees in 15 years so that he could do developmental works in the region but these 75 crore rupees were not used for the public."
Smriti, who was addressing an election rally here, challenged the Congress leaders and workers to say if Rahul had got any toilet constructed for any poor family.
"Amongst all those who are sitting here, is there anyone in whose home Rahul has constructed a toilet?" she asked from the public.
Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi led central government, Smriti said, "What has Prime Minister Narendra Modi done? Prime Minister Modi provided two lakh toilets to the poor families in Amethi."
"Missing MP (Rahul Gandhi) shows dreams but could not build a toilet for the sake of the dignity of women, and the party for which you did not vote to make it win the seat that lotus bloomed the flowers of development here," she said.
She also mentioned several other schemes launched by the BJP led NDA government.
"Modi provided 1.5 lakh cooking gas cylinders to people in Amethi. One whose mother has cooked food on the fireplace, Narendra Modi knows how painful it is for a son to listen to a mother coughing due to smoke," she said.
"If PM Modi provided toilet, provided cooking gas cylinder, gave 4000 rupees to farmers, ensured healthcare treatment of Rs 5 lakh, then who should get the votes?," she questioned insisting that if Modi does not get votes, all of this (developmental schemes) will end.
"Darkness will prevail," she warned.
Amethi is set to go to polls on May 6. The results will be announced on May 23. (ANI)

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