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In Turf Tussle, Priyanka, and Smriti Irani hit out at Each Other

A day after Smriti Irani questioned Nehru-Gandhi’s political promises, Priyanka Gandhi lashed out at Irani.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (Photo: Reuters)

A day after Smriti Irani attacked the Nehru-Gandhi family saying that after years of “hollow” promises, Amethi and Rae Bareli would now see development, Priyanka Gandhi today asked what was stopping the HRD Minister from setting up an IIIT here.

Priyanka, who is on a two-day visit to her mother Sonia Gandhi’s constituency, rubbished Irani’s accusations and said since she (Irani) is now the Education Minister, what was the hassle in setting up an IIIT in Rae Bareli as promised during the UPA regime.

She is the HRD Minister. First she should tell why she is not setting up an IIIT in Rae Bareli. The youth are facing a lot of problems and this is her department. Why is she not looking into it?
— Priyanka Gandhi

She also added that the people were facing numerous problems, and that she was “deliberately” visiting the place.

The grandparents said it and now he (Rahul) is making promises. They all had been making promises, but the people here are yet to have the facility of railway lines. This time the work will start soon.

— Smriti Irani

While Congress President Sonia Gandhi is the current MP from the Rae Bareli constituency. party Vice President Rahul Gandhi is the MP from Amethi.

Smriti Irani later hit back at Priyanka, saying that the latter had “not done her homework.” Irani also questioned whether or not Rahul Gandhi was incapable of defending himself.

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