New Delhi: Union minister under the BJP-led NDA regime Smriti Irani, acknowledged country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ valour for the return of Left Wing Commander for Indian Air Force’ Abhinandan Varthaman’s return from Pakistan in under two days.
Speaking at the release of BJP leader Sudhanshu Mittal’s new book, ‘RSS: Building India Through Sewa’, in what can be seen as an apparent reference to PM Modi, Irani said, “Sangh today can be proud of the fact that a son of India is returning to India in 48 hours due to the ‘parakram’ of a swayamsevak.”
Mittal at the event said that when Smriti Irani was asked to contest in Amethi, no one expected her to make such a dent in the Congress bastion.
Earlier in February, while speaking at the Words Count festival 2019, Pune, in a discussion titled ‘Scripting Her Story, From Star to Star Campaigner’. In a reply to a question, ‘when will one see her as “Pradhan Sevak”, she said “never”. Saying that the “I entered politics to work under charismatic leaders I was very lucky to work under the leadership of late Atal Bihari Vajpayee and I’m currently serving under Narendra Modi,” she had added “the day ‘pradhan sevak’ Narendra Modi decides to hang his boots, I will also leave Indian politics,”.