Kuch to log kahenge, logon ka kaam hai kehna: Smriti Irani on being BJP’s face in UP

Irani had contested the Lok Sabha polls from Amethi in 2014 but lost to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 6, 2016 5:04 pm
smriti irani, hrd, bjp, up polls In a major cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, Irani was shifted from HRD to Textile ministry.

The shifting of Smriti Irani from HRD to Textile ministry was seen by many as a BJP’s game-plan for the UP polls. When asked about the same, the new Textile minister, who was once also a TV actor, replied “Kuch to log kahenge, logon ka kaam hai kehna”.

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Irani had contested the Lok Sabha polls from Amethi in 2014 but lost to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

After giving Rahul his worst-ever scare during the 2014 polls – Rahul secured 4,08,651 votes, while Smriti Irani came an impressive second at 3,00,748 – Irani is perhaps the best bet in the BJP to take on the ‘youth’ leader in the Congress.

She was later appointed the Minister of HRD in the Modi cabinet. However, in a major reshuffle on Tuesday, Irani was shifted from HRD to Textile ministry.

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