Priyanka Gandhi keeps taking my name more than her husband's, it’s an accomplishment, says Smriti Irani

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 06 May 2019, 11:27 AM
Smriti Irani also attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi over death of a patient in Amethi hospital
Smriti Irani also attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi over death of a patient in Amethi hospital

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Amethi and Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday while taking a dig at Priyanka Gandhi said its an accomplishment that Congress General Secretary keeps taking her name. “She did not know my name five years back, now she keeps taking my name, it is such an accomplishment. Nowadays she takes her husband's name less and my name more,” news agency ANI quoted Irani as saying.

Smriti Irani also attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi over death of a patient in a local hospital. "A person died as he was denied treatment at hospital where Rahul Gandhi is trustee just because he had Ayushman Bharat card,” she said.

Earlier, Smriti Irani had a spar on Twitter over a viral video where a group of children were raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Priyanka’s presence. While the authenticity of the video hasn’t been verified, Irani said, “She makes children abuse. She asked children to abuse the Prime Minister. You cannot use children for political campaigns. What will children learn out of this? I will ask all cultured families to keep their children away from Priyanka Gandhi. I am happy that the family which claims to be cultured stands unmasked.”

On this Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, “I had stopped the kids from using objectional language against Prime Minister."   

Different versions of an incident where a group of children used abusive language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in front of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are being shared widely on social media.

A group of kids were raising slogans against Modi in front of Gandhi. The kids can be seen screaming “Chor hai” multiple times, completing the slogan ‘Chowkidaar chor hai”, initiated by someone who cannot be seen in the video. “Chowkidaar chor hai”, the Hindi slogan used by the Congress to accuse PM Modi of corruption, translates to “The watchman is a thief".

While a clipped version of the video shows Priyanka Gandhi Vadra encouraging the abusive chants, the original video depicts her chiding the children as soon as they used the abusive word and asking them to not continue.

First Published: Monday, May 06, 2019 11:27 AM
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