Smriti Irani says Congress’ strategy of making a man throw bangles at me wrong

Smriti Irani was speaking at a public meeting --  Sauno Sath, Sauno Vikas Sammelan when a man identified as Ketan Kaswala, a resident of Mota Bhandaria village in Amreli district threw bangles at her. The man was detained by the police.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2017 2:34 pm
Smriti Irani, Smriti Irani attacked, Amreli, Irani Amreli speech Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani (Source: File)

A day after a man threw bangles at Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani while yelling ‘Vande Mataram’ at a public meeting in Gujarat, Irani said she believed Congress was adopting a wrong strategy by launching an attack on a woman by a man. The incident, she alleged, happened because of the approaching Gujarat assembly elections. Irani was speaking at a public meeting — Sauno Sath, Sauno Vikas Sammelan — when a man identified as Ketan Kaswala, a resident of Mota Bhandaria village in Amreli district, threw bangles at her. He was immediately detained by the police.

Prior to this incident, 26 Congress workers, including former Amreli MP Virji Thummar, were detained as they marched towards the venue of the public meeting. The function dwelt on the BJP-led central government’s achievements on completion of three years of its term. “As the minister was addressing the crowd, Kaswala, who was sitting far from the dais, suddenly got up and threw two or three bangles towards the stage and shouted ‘Vande Mataram’,” Amreli SP Jagdish Patel said

The local Congress leaders, however, claimed that the man intended to bring to the people’s notice the issue of farm loan waiver, which the police denied. Earlier on Monday, Congress workers, led by Thummar, had begun a march demanding better prices of farm produce when they were arrested. Irani had on the same day addressed an event in Keshod town of Junagadh where four members of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti were detained by the police before the rally.

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    Raja segaran
    Jun 13, 2017 at 7:48 pm
    Ex CINE ACTRESS todays Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani develops SELF PUBLICITY using all THIRD RATE MEANS like HER SENIOR AMIT SHAH.
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      rishi
      Jun 14, 2017 at 2:57 am
      A frustrated "raja" trying hard to make up for the declining anti-modi posts on the Net .....naturallly in increasingly widepread recognition of RSS-BJP-Led-NDA's remarkable governance by all its tall stalwarts including Ms. Irani.
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        THATHAMAN
        Jun 22, 2017 at 8:18 am
        AFTER ALL SHE WAS WHAT IN MUMBAI BEFORE 15 years SHE WAS A STRUGGLING ACTRESS PREYING AT MEN WITH HER BANGLES FULL IN HER HAND ABRING ELSE WHERE
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        rishi
        Jun 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm
        Ms. Irani is one of the tallest stalwarts of NDA......an administrator and realistic leader of the massses. The beauty about BJP is in the party's ability to bring out the best in all their workers ....be it the PM, HM, FM and other ministers in the centre and the states, or the highly committed millions of karyakartas who draw their inspiration from such humble and service-oriented people commanding our High Offices and steering the Nation to functional efficiency leading to economic growth and increased public conveniences .
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          Smart
          Jun 13, 2017 at 7:12 pm
          I cannot help but agree with you on Smriti's capabilities. She is smart and bold.
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          Rajendra B Patel
          Jun 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm
          Kaswala is none of a man his wife gave him to wear the bangles,and he miss use it
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            Abdul
            Jun 13, 2017 at 5:43 pm
            Why bangles? She may need some original certificatesoe995!!!!!!
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              P.C.Kulkarni
              Jun 13, 2017 at 5:03 pm
              When will we know your real educational qualifications?
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                Amit Singh
                Jun 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm
                One thing i had understood which i may try to explain everyone. Protest errupt because inefficiencies exist. They do not errupt in vac . Like protests errupted when upa was in power and only then all including modi and kejriwal milked it to their political gains. Similarly now also protest errupt because inefficiency exist. To b all protest to political angle is moronic. Farmers, jaats, patels protests are for real. Madam may try more to remove such inefficiencies than to call everything political. Otherwise they will be similar to upa in the end.
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                  Dalit
                  Jun 13, 2017 at 4:33 pm
                  The incident must have bèen staged otherwise the cow-rakshises would have creamed the man who insulted the domesticated cow or Mr. Fekuji.
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                    Binoy
                    Jun 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm
                    WELCOME MADAM, LONG TIME NO SEE !! BY THE WAY WHERE ARE ALL THE BJP MINISTERS ?? YOU HARDLY SEE ANYONE ON TELEVISION NOWADAYS - ALL UNDER SOLITARY CONFINEMENT OF RSS / MODI. MODI SUPERMAN IS THE ONLY ONE HAVING MONKEY BATH AND FOREIGN TOURS. ALL YEL SPOKESPERSONS OF BJP ARE NOT TO BE SEEN EXCEPT SAMBIT PATRA AND A COUPLE OF THEM. COME OUT OF THE CONFINEMENT AND TELL THE PEOPLE WHAT YOU ARE DOING !!
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                      Rajendra B Patel
                      Jun 13, 2017 at 5:39 pm
                      BINOY THOSE BJP MINISTERS ARE WORKING IN OFFICE .DID YOU ASK YOUR LEADER PAPPU ABOUT HIS Y VACATION EVERY SIX MONTHS?
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