Smriti Irani calls Sonia Gandhi’s speech on Quit India Movement anniversary ‘pitiable lament’

Smriti Irani wrote that there are certain events when politicians are expected to rise above partisan considerations to tap into a “latent sense of ‘we’ feeling that helps forge national identity”.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: August 10, 2017 10:35 am
Smriti Irani, Sonia Gandhi, Quit India Movement, Quit India Movement Anniversary, Indian Express Irani wrote in a note on Facebook titled ‘Do or Die — PM talks to Nation. (File Photo)

Union minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday called Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s speech in Parliament on the Quit India Movement’s 75th anniversary a “long, pitiable lament”. “Bent upon proving that blood is thicker than water, she dwelt at length only on (Jawaharlal) Nehru and his stint in jail. Such assertions that challenge the memory and sense of history of Indians are entirely conceited and inward-looking,” Irani wrote in a note on Facebook titled ‘Do or Die — PM talks to Nation.

Sonia remembers family’. She wrote that there are certain events when politicians are expected to rise above partisan considerations to tap into a “latent sense of ‘we’ feeling that helps forge national identity”. Irani added that Sonia failed that test of leadership “when she chose to reduce her speech in Parliament into a long, pitiable lament over the loss of control Nehru dynasty wielded”.

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    anonymous
    Aug 10, 2017 at 5:05 pm
    Extremely jealous of the Gandhi family.She must make a dig against Sonia always. . In bad taste . And every time she opens her mouth it spews venom against Sonia and Rahul. No real culture . You can not expect anything better...from her who Lies ...and who snatched her own friends husband ....She has come up in life only thru fawning and flattering the right people .a
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    Truth
    Aug 10, 2017 at 4:11 am
    Fatty-Irani can talk shamelessly about others ------She only has her fake degrees to show besides the fact that she snatched her best friend's husband away ---------" Pitiable Lament" !!!
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