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Smriti Irani locks horns with Cong on Twitter, says 'losing' Rahul's 'forte'

Published May 23, 2016, 12:38 pm IST
Updated May 23, 2016, 2:50 pm IST
The BJP leader made the jibe over the party's loss in Assam elections in a Twitter war with Congress' Priyanka Chaturvedi.
Union HRD minister Smriti Irani (Photo: PTI/file)
 Union HRD minister Smriti Irani (Photo: PTI/file)

New Delhi: A war of words broke out on Monday on Twitter between Human Resources Development minister Smriti Irani and Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi, with the BJP leader taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi, saying that losing Assam elections was "his forte".

In a tweet, Chaturvedi, while interacting with another user, mentioned the HRD minister and said "a perceived threat to @smritiirani's life gets Z sec, here I am struggling to get rape/death threat investigated."


Not one to hold back, Irani responded by telling Chaturvedi she did not have 'Z' category security.

Chaturvedi stated she didn't know the internal workings of the Home Ministry and that her observations were based on media reports.

"I presume no security at all then @smritiirani ?," she tweeted.

Irani responded by questioning the Congress leader: "Why are you so interested in my security? Planning anything?"

Chaturvedi responded with a swipe, saying it was... "Not worth my time, so don't worry on that front @smritiirani, you must concentrate on creating another campus ruckus."


"Dats more Rahulji's forte. Oh wait, losing Assam is. My bad. Have a good day," Irani hit back.

Chaturvedi retorted with another sarcastic remark. "Repeatedly losing and yet becoming a minister in the cabinet is your forte. You have a glorious day too @smritiirani," she posted.

Here is how it all unfolded: