If Rahul Gandhi 'remains' in Wayanad, it will suffer same fate as Amethi did under him: Smriti Irani
May 22 (PTI) Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi stating that if he "remains" in Wayanad, it would suffer the same fate as Amethi in Uttar Pradesh when he was the MP from there.
Gandhi was the MP from Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency before his conviction and sentencing for two years by a Gujarat court in a criminal defamation case. The Gujarat High Court has reserved its verdict on the Congress leader's plea for a stay on the conviction.
After inaugurating the state-level Women Labour Convention organised by the Kerala unit of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) here, Irani said she had the "good fortune" of being the one who "sent away" Gandhi from Amethi.