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Rahul Gandhi is playing ‘khat politics’: Smriti Irani attacks Cong in Amethi

Rahul Gandhi is playing ‘khat politics’: Smriti Irani attacks Cong in Amethi

Amethi: Union Textiles minister Smriti Irani on Saturday attacked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying he won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with the help of SP and BSP and now he is playing ‘Khat’ politics just to show Congress has distanced itself with both of the parties.

Addressing an event at the premises of Jawahar Navoday Vidyalay Gauriganj, she said Rahul won (the Lok Sabha elections) with the help of Samajwadi Party MLA from Amethi and a former state mining minister.

He is now playing politics of ‘Khat’ to show that his party has distanced itself from BSP and SP but they have “good relations” to ensure his victory, she said.

Gandhi had defeated Irani in 2014 general elections from Amethi Parliamentary constituency, which has five assembly segments (Amethi, Gauriganj, Tiloi and Jagdishpur (R) in Amethi district and Salon (R) in Raebareli).

PTI