Union Human Resouces Development minister Smriti Irani launched a full-frontal attack against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday and accused him of sending National Students Union of India (NSUI) members to protest at her residence against the ban on student group at IIT Madras.
Priyanka Gandhi and HRD Minister Smriti Irani were on Wednesday engaged in a war of words after the Congress leader said an IIIT was not being set up in her mother Sonia Gandhi's Rae Bareli constituency by the Union Minister who hit back by saying that she has not done her "homework".
Announcing several schemes for the Amethi constituency of Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani said that the NDA Government at the Centre has done more for the region than generations of the Congress's first family members.
On the first anniversary of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, Union Minister Smriti Irani visited Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's constituency, Amethi, on Tuesday and said that what could not be done in the last 10 years was achieved by the Narendra Modi government in the past one year.
Union Minister Smriti Irani, who lost to Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in the last Lok Sabha polls, will be here for a day on May 26, the first anniversary of the Narendra Modi government during which she will address public meetings.
Hitting out at Modi government, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged it was trying get back at him by creating hurdles in implementation of development schemes in his constituency and was hurting the interests of farmers and the poor with its actions.
Rahul Gandhi has written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, seeking revival of the mega food park project in his constituency Amethi and rejecting the contention of Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur that lack of gas availability was the impediment in the project.