Congress accuses Smriti Irani of fraud, bungling in MPLAD funds; demands her sacking

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday accused union minister Smriti Irani of "fraud and bungling" in MPLADs funds in Gujarat while citing a CAG report and demanded her immediate sacking from the Modi government and lodging of a case against her.

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Smriti Irani's cutest supporter is rooting for her Amethi win. Seen the viral post yet?

She recently took to her official Instagram account to show that she is also excitedly waiting for the results along with her little one, Ravie Kapoor. Ekta, who is BFFs with BJP leader Smriti Irani, is busy cheering for her. Smriti is contesting the Lok Sabha 2019 ...
Thursday, May 23, 2019

अमेठी में हुई राहुल गांधी की हार, स्मृति ईरानी ने लिखा- कौन कहता है आसमां में सुराख नहीं हो सकता...

केंद्र में एक बार फिर बीजेपी (BJP) के सिर सेहरा बंधने जा रहा है. पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी की इस लहर में कांग्रेस अपने पारंपरिक गढ़ अमेठी को भी गंवा बैठी है. कांग्रेस (Congress) का गढ़ कही जाने वाली अमेठी में बीजेपी ने जीत दर्ज की है. केंद्रीय मंत्री और बीजेपी प्रत्याशी स्मृति ईरानी (Smriti Irani) ने अमेठी संसदीय सीट से कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी (Rahul Gandhi) को हरा दिया है. राहुल गांधी ने प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस में अमेठी से हार स्वीकारी है. स्मृति ईरानी (Smriti Irani) की अमेठी में जीत से फिल्म इंडस्ट्री बेहद खुश है. सभी एक्टर और एक्ट्रसेस स्मृति ईरानी को बधाइयां दे रहे हैं. स्मृति ईरानी ने एक ...
Thursday, May 23, 2019

'Smriti...who?' Priyanka Gandhi's remark comes back to bite as Smriti Irani beats Rahul Gandhi

"Smriti...who?" was Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's response to a question about Smriti Irani, who was contesting election against her brother, Rahul, in Amethi back in 2014. During a road show, Priyanka, campaigning for Rahul Gandhi, had taken potshots at Smriti ...
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Act 2.0: Smriti Irani Checkmates Rahul in Gandhi Bastion of Amethi

Political experts opined that the tenacity shown by the actor-turned-politician seemed to have worked in her favour. Irani stayed put in Amethi for several months, campaigning and interacting with the locals. On the other hand, Rahul Gandhi, due to his national ...
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Election Results 2019: Rahul Gandhi vs Smriti Irani: See-Saw Battle In Amethi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi was trailing in Amethi before he raced past BJP's Smriti Iran in his constituency in Uttar Pradesh which he has held since 2004. As early leads came in, Rahul Gandhi was behind the BJP's Smriti Irani. Rahul Gandhi is also ...
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Lok Sabha election results: Smriti Irani leads in Amethi, Rahul Gandhi trails

The big day of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 result is here. One of the key fights in these elections has been Amethi where Congress president Rahul Gandhi is pitted against Bharatiya Janata Party's Smriti Irani. As per early trends, Rahul Gandhi is trailing as ...
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Smriti Irani's victory in Amethi biggest upset of modern Indian politics

BJP leader Smriti Irani created history by defeating Rahul Gandhi and conquering the Congress bastion of nearly four decades and made her victory the biggest upset of modern day Indian politics. The sleepy and dusty town of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh came ...
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Smriti Irani's numerous visits, central schemes helped BJP make inroads in Amethi

LUCKNOW: “Kaun kehta hai aasmaan mein surakh nahi ho sakta? (Who says you can't punch a hole in the sky?).” With these words, Smriti Irani proved herself to be a giant killer, forcing Rahul Gandhi to concede defeat in Amethi, much in the manner of Raj ...
Thursday, May 23, 2019

'Got Indication of Rahul's Amethi Failure in 2014': Smriti Irani After Storming Into Gandhi Bastion

New Delhi: With a margin of over 55,000 votes, Rahul Gandhi lost his home turf Amethi, the seat from where he was chosen as the member of Parliament since 2004, to BJP leader Smriti Irani. In 2014, too, Irani had given the Congress president a tough fight ...
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Smriti Irani, 2019's Star Winner, Tweets "New Morning For Amethi"

Smriti Irani today tweeted a thank-you for Amethi, where her victory over Congress president Rahul Gandhi may be this election's show-stopper. "A new morning for Amethi, a new pledge. You placed your trust in development, grateful to Amethi," said the BJP ...
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Election Results 2019: Rahul Gandhi vs Smriti Irani: Tough Battle In Amethi

Smriti Irani campaigned aggressively in Amethi, where she had contested and lost to Rahul Gandhi in 2014 but had managed to reduce his winning margin to one lakh. She kept visiting the constituency regularly over the past five years and virtually stationed ...
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Amethi Election result 2019: Congress' worst nightmare comes true as Rahul Gandhi trails against Smriti Irani

Rahul Gandhi is facing a tough fight against BJP's Smriti Irani with the fiery right-wing leader leading against the Congress President from Amethi, according to early trends. The fight has been neck and neck between the two leaders. If Smriti Irani wins against ...
Thursday, May 23, 2019

He Has Become 'Proudy', Says Smriti Irani After Rahul Gandhi Cancels Amethi Visit

New Delhi: Union minister and BJP candidate in Amethi Smriti Irani hit out at Rahul Gandhi on Monday after he called off his visit to the constituency. Irani said that she never expected that the Congress president would become so "proudy" that he would not ...
Monday, May 6, 2019

Congress a spent force, BJP will win: Smriti Irani

Indian Textiles Minister and BJP candidate from Amethi, Smriti Irani is not one to hold back her punches. In this exclusive interview to Khaleej Times, she says the Congress is a spent force and the Mahagatbandhan (alliance) is doomed. Smriti says the BJP ...
Monday, May 6, 2019

EC Rubbishes Smriti Irani's Charges of Booth Capturing by Congress in Amethi

Lucknow: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Uttar Pradesh Lakku Venkateshwarlu has said allegations of booth capturing in Amethi are false after Union minister Smriti Irani tweeted a video of a woman who claimed that she was made to vote for the Congress.
Monday, May 6, 2019

Video fabricated, EC rejects Smriti Irani's claims of booth capturing in Amethi

Earlier, the Congress had also rejected Smriti Irani's allegation and claimed that since the BJP knows it is going to face defeat in Amethi and this is the reason why Smriti is looking fo excuses. “It now is more than clear that she has lost. Now, she is looking for ...
Monday, May 6, 2019

EC finds Smriti Irani's charge of booth capturing false

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Uttar Pradesh, Lakku Venkateshwarlu, has said that the allegations of booth capturing leveled by Union minister Smriti Irani in Amethi are false. Talking to reporters in Lucknow on Monday evening, the CEO said the ...
Monday, May 6, 2019

It's a genuine fight between people and a 'laapata sansad' in Amethi: Smriti Irani

In an exclusive interview to ANI, Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani expressed confidence on the win of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh. She said, “We gave chase to Congress president so much so that he had to literally run even after SP-BSP ...
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Did Priyanka Gandhi really ask children to abuse PM as Smriti Irani claims?

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi's recent remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn't go down well with Union Minister Smriti Irani. Fuming at the words spared to describe the PM, Irani took a dig at Priyanka on Thursday, saying she would ...
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On Rahul Gandhi's "Mera Amethi Parivar" Letter, Smriti Irani's Riposte

Union minister and BJP candidate from Amethi, Smriti Irani has taken a sharp dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for writing a letter addressed to "Mera Amethi parivar (my Amethi family)" in which he urges the people of his constituency in Uttar Pradesh ...
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Rahul Gandhi Is Locked In A Heated Contest With Smriti Irani In Amethi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been at the receiving end of severe criticism for his decision to contest 2019 elections from both Amethi and Kerala's Wayanad. While Wayanad has already voted, Amethi will vote on 6 May in the fifth phase of the 2019 ...
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In poll affidavit, Smriti Irani says not graduate

In poll affidavit, Smriti Irani says not graduate. According to the affidavit, Irani has declared movable property worth over Rs 1.75 crore. PTI|. Apr 12, 2019, 10.19 AM IST. 0Comments. BCCL. smriti According to the affidavit, Irani has declared movable property ...
Friday, April 12, 2019

स्मृति इरानी की डिग्री पर कांग्रेस का तंज, क्योंकि मंत्री भी ग्रैजुएट थीं

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केंद्रीय मंत्री स्मृति ईरानी की चुनावी हलफनामे में घोषणा, कॉलेज की डिग्री पूरी नहीं हुई

उत्तर प्रदेश (UP) की अमेठी (Amethi) सीट पर कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी (Rahul Gandhi) के खिलाफ लोकसभा चुनाव (Lok sabha Elections) लड़ रहीं केंद्रीय मंत्री स्मृति ईरानी (Smriti Irani) ने गुरुवार को चुनाव आयोग (EC) को दिए गए हलफनामे में घोषित किया कि वे 'ग्रेजुएट' नहीं हैं. यह पहली बार है जब उन्होंने अपने चुनावी हलफनामे (electoral affidavit) में साफ लिखा कि उन्होंने तीन साल की डिग्री कोर्स पूरा नहीं किया. हलफनामे में उच्चतम शिक्षा के कॉलम में स्मृति ईरानी ने लिखा- दिल्ली यूनिवर्सिटी के स्कूल ऑफ ओपन लर्निंग (पत्राचार) से 'बैचलर ऑफ कॉमर्स पार्ट-1.' इस कोर्स कोर्स का वर्ष उन्होंने 1994 लिखा ...
Friday, April 12, 2019

Congress Spoofs "Kyunki...", Smriti Irani Hits Back In Row Over Degree

Smriti Irani's declarations over the years on her college degree today inspired an elaborate Congress dig parodying a wildly popular television serial that starred the Union Minister before she joined politics. "No matter what you say, the more you harass me, ...
Friday, April 12, 2019

Congress accuses Smriti Irani of 'falsifying' educational records

“Union Minister Smriti Irani, who had been rubbishing Opposition's claim that she is not a graduate, yesterday accepted that she enrolled for an undergraduate course in Delhi University but did not complete it,” Ms. Chaturvedi said, adding that she should step ...
Friday, April 12, 2019

डिग्री विवाद पर स्मृति ईरानी का कांग्रेस पर पलटवार, कुछ ऐसे दिया जवाब

अमेठी से लोकसभा प्रत्याशी स्मृति ईरानी की शैक्षिक योग्यता पर सवाल उठाये जाने के बाद केंद्रीय मंत्री ने जवाबी हमला करत हुये कहा कि वह अमेठी के लिये और कांग्रेस के खिलाफ मेहनत से काम करती रहेंगी चाहे उनको जितना अपमानित और प्रताड़ित किया जाता रहे। कांग्रेस प्रवक्ता प्रियंका चतुर्वेदी द्वारा उनकी शिक्षा को लेकर किये गये तंज पर पत्रकारों को जवाब देते हुये ईरानी ने कहा, “मैं इतना ही कहूंगी कि गत पांच वर्षों में ऐसा कोई आक्रमण नहीं है जो कांग्रेस के कुछ 'चेले चपाटों' ने मुझ पर न किया हो। ऐसा कोई अपशब्द नहीं है, ऐसा कोई अपमान नहीं है, महिला होने के नाते ऐसी कोई ...

Cong accuses Smriti Irani of 'falsifying' educational records

Dubbing Union minister Smriti Irani a "serial liar", the Congress on Friday alleged that she has "falsified records" of her educational qualifications and submitted contradictory affidavits to the Election Commission for which she should be disqualified. Congress ...
Friday, April 12, 2019

Congress mocks Smriti Irani for 'changing' degree claims

Irani, in her latest poll affidavit to the EC, declared that she did not complete her three-year degree programme and dropped out after the first year. In the category of highest educational qualification, the affidavit said "Bachelor of Commerce Part-1" from the ...
Friday, April 12, 2019

पीएम मोदी ने जब दी बधाई तो स्मृति ईरानी बोलीं- आभार सर, अमेठी तैयार है, फिर एक बार मोदी सरकार

इससे पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री स्मृति ईरानी (Smriti Irani) ने पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी को वाराणसी से बीजेपी प्रत्याशी बनाए जाने पर बधाई दी थी. बीजेपी ने स्मृति को दोबारा अमेठी से टिकट दिया है.पिछली बार वह अमेठी से राहुल गांधी से हार गईं थीं. पार्टी की ओर से फिर से चुनाव मैदान में उतारे जाने के कारण स्मृति ईरानी ने पार्टी को धन्यवाद दिया है. स्मृति ईरानी ने पीएम मोदी को वाराणसी से उम्मीदवार बनाए जाने पर एक ट्वीट में कहा है कि विगत पांच वर्ष में बनारस का प्रतिनिधित्व करते हुए देश को विकास की नई ऊंचाइयों पर ले जान वाले प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदीजी को एक बार फिर पावन नगरी काशी से ...
Friday, March 22, 2019

It's Rahul Gandhi Vs Smriti Irani Again In Amethi

NEW DELHI — Several parliamentary constituencies are set to witness high-profile contest this election with the BJP announcing its first list of candidates and fielding Union minister Smriti Irani against Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi. Irani had ...
Friday, March 22, 2019

Smriti Irani to take on Rahul Gandhi from Amethi in Lok Sabha elections

After her name was declared, a confident Smriti Irani said that last time she had reduced the victory margin of Rahul Gandhi by 80 per cent in just three weeks. Smriti Irani further added that Rahul Gandhi seeking support from Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav is ...
Friday, March 22, 2019

स्मृति ईरानी ने अमेठी की जिम्मेदारी के लिए बीजेपी को दिया धन्यवाद, पीएम मोदी को दी बधाई

खास बातें. कहा- अमेठी से कमल खिलाकर भाजपा को मज़बूत करने में गर्व होगा; अमेठी के कार्यकर्ताओं का प्यार मिला और सम्मान मिला; स्मृति ने बीजेपी के घोषित प्रत्याशियों को शुभकामनाएं दीं. नई दिल्ली: केंद्रीय मंत्री स्मृति ईरानी ने पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी को वाराणसी से बीजेपी प्रत्याशी बनाए जाने पर बधाई दी है. बीजेपी ने स्मृति को अमेठी से टिकट दिया है. उन्होंने इसके लिए पार्टी को धन्यवाद दिया है. स्मृति ईरानी ने पीएम मोदी को वाराणसी से उम्मीदवार बनाए जाने पर एक ट्वीट में कहा है कि विगत पांच वर्ष में बनारस का प्रतिनिधित्व करते हुए देश को विकास की नई ऊंचाइयों पर ले जान ...
Friday, March 22, 2019

Smriti Irani vs Rahul Gandhi: अमेठी में एक बार फिर राहुल गांधी को टक्‍कर देंगी स्‍मृति ईरानी

नई दिल्‍ली : बीजेपी ने लंबे इंतजार के बाद लोकसभा चुनाव 2019 के लिए अपनी पहली लिस्‍ट जारी कर दी है, जिसमें मौजूदा कई सांसदों के पत्‍ते कट गए हैं तो कुछ ऐसे नाम भी हैं, जो 2014 की तरह ही एक बार फिर मैदान में उतरने के लिए तैयार हैं। इनमें केंद्रीय मंत्री स्‍मृति ईरानी का नाम भी शामिल है, जिन्‍होंने पिछली बार यूपी के अमेठी में राहुल गांधी के खिलाफ दावेदारी पेश की थी। इस बार यहां एक बार फिर राहुल और स्‍मृति के बीच मुकाबला देखने को मिलेगा। स्‍मृति ईरानी का अमेठी से यह दूसरा चुनावी दांव होगा। इससे पहले 2014 में भी वह यहां से बीजेपी की उम्‍मीदवार थीं, जिसे गांधी परिवार का गढ़ माना ...
Friday, March 22, 2019

Congress Terms Smriti Irani's Allegations Against Its Leader Baseless

The Congress on Wednesday termed as "baseless" BJP's allegations against party chief Rahul Gandhi over alleged corruption in a Haryana land deal and also attacked the ruling party for dragging Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's name, saying it was being done to ...
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Gandhis and Vadras are family package of corruption, says Smriti Irani

Launching a scathing attack on the Congress, Union minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said Gandhis and Vadras were the "family package of corruption". Smriti Irani cited a media report and said documents, showing transactions between Rahul Gandhi and ...
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Sack Smriti Irani For Misusing MPLAD Funds: Congress

"Time has come to sack Union Minister Smriti Irani and lodge an FIR against her for proper investigation under Prevention of Corruption Act, and different provisions of Indian Penal Code," Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted pointing ...
Thursday, March 14, 2019

कांग्रेस ने स्मृति ईरानी पर लगाया घोटाले का आरोप, मांगा इस्तीफा

कांग्रेस ने केंद्रीय मंत्री स्मृति ईरानी पर बड़ा आरोप लगाया. गुरुवार को कांग्रेस नेता शक्ति सिंह गोहिल और रणदीप सुरजेवाला ने सीएजी रिपोर्ट का हवाला देते हुए स्मृति ईरानी पर अपने सांसद निधि का दुरुपयोग करने का आरोप लगाया. कांग्रेस नेताओं ने प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी से स्मृति ईरानी को मंत्रिमंडल से हटाने और उनके खिलाफ कार्रवाई करने की मांग की है. शक्ति सिंह गोहिल ने कहा, 'पीएम मोदी ने कहा था कि मैं न खाता हूं और न खाने देता हूं, लेकिन सच्चाई है कि पीएम और उनके करीबी करोड़ों से कम खाते नहीं, सच बोलने वाले को चैन की रोटी खाने नहीं देते हैं. स्मृति ईरानी ने ...
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Congress wants Smriti Irani sacked

“Time has come to sack Union Minister Smriti Irani and lodge an FIR (First Information Report) against her for proper investigation under the Prevention of Corruption Act and different provisions of Indian Penal Code,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep ...
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Right to pray, but no right to desecrate: Smriti Irani on Sabarimala

Amid protests against the Supreme Court order opening the Sabarimala temple in Kerala to women of all ages, Union minister Smriti Irani Tuesday said the right to pray did not mean the right to desecrate. On September 28, a five-judge constitution bench ...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Smriti Irani slams critics of her comment on menstruating woman

Irani also responded to the people criticising her for her 'sanitary-napkin-seeped-in-blood' comment: "As far as those who jump the gun regarding women visiting friend's place with a sanitary napkin dipped in menstrual blood — I am yet to find a ...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Smriti Irani rakes up Zoroastrian traditions to clarify 'blood-soaked pad' remark

Referring to the comment made earlier in the day, Irani tweeted, "Since many people are talking about my comments - let me comment on my comment. As a practicing Hindu married to a practicing Zoroastrian, I am not allowed to enter a fire temple to pray.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Smriti Irani has a question: Will you take sanitary pads steeped in menstrual ...

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani Tuesday weighed in on the ongoing protests in Kerala against the Supreme Court's verdict allowing women of all age to enter the Sabarimala shrine. In response to a question about the government's stand on the ...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018