Taking a dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his decision to contest from Wayanad seat, apart from his home turf Amethi, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that he will have to contest the next elections from a neighbouring country because he will be defeated from both Lok Sabha seats.
“When Smriti Irani is contesting against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, he has run away to Wayanad. In Amethi, Smriti ji will defeat him and in Wayanad also, he'll be defeated. I think in next polls, he'll have to go to a neighbouring country and search for a seat,” Goyal said Ahmedabad.
Union Min&BJP leader Piyush Goyal: When Smriti Irani is contesting against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi,he has run away to Wayanad. In Amethi, Smriti ji will defeat him&in Wayanad also,he'll be defeated. I think in next polls, he'll have to go to a neighboring country&search for a seat pic.twitter.com/AQ7H8SmwVo— ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2019
Goyal said that the Congress president doesn't have the courage to speak against the Left even though he is contesting against a CPI candidate in Wayanad.
"We have seen so many photos of Rahul Gandhi with Sitaram Yechury. He ran away to Wayanad when he realized he will be defeated by Smriti Irani in Amethi. In Wayanad, he is contesting against the Left but he says he will not criticize them in a democracy, if a leader does not have the courage to speak against his opponents, he will not be able to serve the country," he said.
When asked to comment on former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi’s remark that the government wants to kill her husband Lalu Yadav by poisoning him, Goyal said there’s no GST on leveling allegations.
“There’s no GST on leveling allegations. He's in jail because of legal proceedings and the court’s verdict. He must answer the people of the country. We've not kept him in jail,” Goyal said.