Attacking on Congress, BJP leader Smriti Irani called the grand old party a sinking ship. She also challenged the Gandhi family to field any family member from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that ultimately he will emerge the winner.
In an interview with Zee News on Saturday, Union Textile Minister said the Gandhi family can bring family members from within the nation or from Italy but they will lose to PM Modi. Her comment follows reports that Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra might contest from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat against PM Modi.
Irani Said, "I say bring all the members of the family into politics. Bring your uncles, brother in law, everybody into politics. Bring everyone into politics be it in India or Italy. Bring the entire family in the political arena but even then PM Narendra Modi will come into power.”
She also slammed party president Rahul Gandhi alleging that even after winning from the Amethi seat (in 2014 election) he deserted the people and ran off to Kerala's Wayanad to fight the 2019 Lok Sabha election. The BJP candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha seat also claimed that it has happened for the first time in Indian politics that party workers are writing to Congress president asking him to contest in another seat as Amethi isn't safe for him.