Nothing wrong in Smriti Irani questioning Priyanka Gandhi's 'absence' from Amethi: BJP

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): Defending Smriti Irani's recent attack on Priyanka Gandhi over her not campaigning in Amethi- a Congress stronghold, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday asserted that the Union Textile Minister is entitled to question the Opposition if they are not present in their home constituency. "Amethi has some serious questions which want to be addressed to the MP or his immediately family and obviously there seems to be no answers or no campaigning. This can raise a huge question in the days to come when it comes to a mandate, which the people of Amethi have been giving to a particular party," BJP leader Shaina NC told ANI here. Earlier, in a taunt clearly directed at the Congress top brass, Irani said that Priyanka Gandhi is not campaigning in Amethi as she is afraid of the questions that people might ask her. Irani further asserted that Priyanka is not campaigning due to unfulfilled promises of her party in their constituencies and she is afraid of answering to the people of the constituencies. Meanwhile, Priyanka and her brother Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will reportedly campaign in in the Gandhi stronghold of Raebareli today. Rahul had earlier showered praises on Priyanka, who is credited with playing a key role in stitching together the alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the high-voltage Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, and said that she is an asset to the grand old party. Uttar Pradesh will be voting for a new state assembly in a seven-phase election between February 11 and March 8. Out of the 403 assembly seats, Congress will be contesting in 105 seats and the Samajwadi Party will field its candidates in rest of the 298 seats. (ANI)