The Congress on Friday lashed out at the Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani who attacked Priyanka Gandhi over not campaigning in Amethi so far, asking the minister to stay out of its campaign plans as it was “none of her business.”
While taking a dig at Congress top brass, Irani said that Priyanka Gandhi is not campaigning in Amethi as she is scared of the questions that people might ask her. However, Congress leader P.C Chacko raised up Irani’s education qualification row, saying that if not answering queries was a concern, then the Union Minister had a lot to answer for herself.
“When Irani was the HRD minister, there were so many queries about her wherever she went. There is a case pending about her educational qualification in the court. She herself gave a direction to the concerned department that her education details should not be given to the RTI. If she does not want to answer these queries then she shouldn’t be in politics at all,” he said, adding that it was none of her business where Priyanka decided to campaign.
But BJP backed the minister saying that the Union Textile Minister is at liberty to question the Opposition if they are not present in their home constituency.
“Amethi has some serious questions which want to be addressed to the MP or his immediately family and obviously there seem to be no answers or no campaigning. This can raise a huge question in the days to come when it comes to a mandate, which the people of Amethi have been giving to a particular party,” BJP leader Shaina NC said as per the repots.
Irani had said that Priyanka is not campaigning because of unfulfilled promises of her party. She also added that she is afraid of answering to the people of the constituencies.