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UP polls: Priyanka Gandhi unable to face people's questions, says Smriti

PTI
Published Feb 16, 2017, 11:17 am IST
Updated Feb 16, 2017, 1:47 pm IST
Union minister Irani said that Gandhi would not campaign in Amethi to avoid people’s questions.
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 Representational Image: (File photo)

Kanpur: Union minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani attacked Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday saying the Congress leader is not campaigning in Amethi as she cannot face people's questions.

The Union Textiles Minister addressed rallies and press conference here, where she did not answer directly when asked if she would be the party's chief ministerial candidate if it comes to power.

 

Every BJP worker wants their party to form the next government in Uttar Pradesh, Irani said in response to the above question. She continued that despite losing the Lok Sabha poll from Amethi in 2014 to Rahul Gandhi she has been working for the people of the constituency.

But, Priyanka Gandhi has not gone to campaign in Amethi because of the "unfulfilled" promises, she said. "Priyanka wants to avoid people's questions," she said.

Asked if SP-Congress alliance has in any way affected the prospects of BJP in the state, she said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav went with Congress because he was not confident of a victory alone.

On BSP supremo Mayawati's recent comments on BJP, the Minister said she just wants to "remain in headlines".

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