Smriti Irani Amethi nomination: BJP leader files candidature against Rahul Gandhi

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Updated: April 11, 2019 3:42:10 PM

Smriti Irani files nomination from Amethi: The BJP has given ticket to Smriti Irani from Amethi one again. She is contesting against Congress president Rahul Gandhi from here. Amethi will go to polls in the fifth phase on May 6.

Smriti Irani Nomination 2019Smriti Irani files nomination against Rahul Gandhi from Amethi

Smriti Irani Amethi Nomination 2019: Union minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani on Thursday filed her nomination papers from Amethi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh. Before filing her nomination papers, Irani and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a roadshow in the city.

Ahead of filing her papers, Irani along with her husband Zubin also performed a special pooja at a temple in Amethi. Irani’s nomination comes a day after Congress president submitted his papers from here.

“When he (Rahul Gandhi) filed his nomination papers from another Lok Sabha seat, he announced his defeat,” Irani said.

Irani was earlier slated to file her nomination papers on April 17. But April 17 is a holiday (Mahaveer Jayanti) and therefore she changed the date.

Amethi is one of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. Polling here will take place in the fifth phase on May 6.

Irani is once again contesting against Rahul after losing to him by a margin of around one lakh votes in the 2014 general election.

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