Smriti Irani

  • Modi to hold 5 rallies today; Kejriwal to campaign in Amethi 20-04-2014 09:08 AM

    New Delhi: As a last-ditch effort to woo the voters ahead of the polls, several political parties including the BJP and the AAP will be holding rallies across the country on Sunday. Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be holding five rallies on Sunday. He will address...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to campaign for Kumar Vishwas in Amethi today 20-04-2014 08:54 AM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal to campaign for Kumar Vishwas in Amethi on Sunday. Amethi goes to polls on May 7. Vishwas will be contesting against Rahul Gandhi and Smriti Irani in the constituency. The Uttar Pradesh police had on Friday night registered a complaint against Vishwas and hundred others for...
  • Transgender Sonam in poll fray against Rahul, Irani 18-04-2014 09:02 PM

    Amethi: Asserting that "hijras" can do a better job than others in Parliament, transgender Sonam Kinnar has entered the poll fray against sitting MP and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi from Amethi in what the spirited debutant terms the emergence of the 'third front' in Indian politics. Sonam filed nomination...
  • Congress, its allies threatening people to get votes: BJP 18-04-2014 06:49 PM

    New Delhi: Taking a jibe at Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar for allegedly threatening villagers and telling them to vote for his cousin and NCP leader Supriya Sule, BJP leader Smriti Irani said the Congress and its allies are making such statements to get votes. "Congress and its allies...
  • Once a critic, Smriti Irani hardsells Modi image to woo voters 18-04-2014 02:05 PM

    BJP's Lok Sabha candidate in this Nehru-Gandhi bastion, Smriti Irani, is hardselling Narendra Modi's 'Vikas Purush' image among the people here who know her more as 'Tulsi', the quintessential 'bahu' she played on small screen, than as a politician. As she addresses one meeting after another in the rural interiors...
  • Rahul Gandhi's Amethi lacks development: Smriti Irani 18-04-2014 12:08 AM

    BJP candidate Smriti Irani on Thursday charged Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with making a joke of his "family ties with Amethi" which despite being regarded as a VVIP area lacked development. The youth here are unemployed, roads are in bad shape... and Rahul Gandhi is showing lollypops of national...
  • Open Mike: Is the Gandhi family brand in decline? 16-04-2014 11:06 PM

    Out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, one the most keenly watched will be the Amethi constituency and is the stronghold of the Gandhi family. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Amethi where two-time MP and Congress...
  • Smriti Irani files nomination from Amethi 16-04-2014 01:49 PM

    Amethi: Gearing up for a three-cornered fight, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani filed her nomination in Amethi on Wednesday. The actor-turned politician is fighting the election against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kumar Vishwas. After filing her nomination, Irani launched an attack at the...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Smriti Irani to file nomination from Amethi today 16-04-2014 10:20 AM

    Amethi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani will file her nomination in Amethi on Wednesday. The actor-turned politician is fighting this election against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kumar Vishwas. In conversation with CNN IBN, Smriti Irani dismissed accusations that BJP was unfair in making...
  • Kumar Vishwas declares assets worth Rs 4 crore 15-04-2014 06:12 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party nominee from Amethi Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday declared his assets about Rs four crore in an affidavit filed along with his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls. Kumar has declared assets including that of his wife Manju Sharma. As per the affidavit, while gross total value...
  • BJP's Smriti Irani upbeat, AAP says Amethi is not a Congress-BJP fight 15-04-2014 03:54 PM

    Amethi: Campaigning is heating up in Amethi where a 3-way race between Congress's Rahul Gandhi, BJP's Smriti Irani and AAP's Kumar Vishwas is taking place. In conversation with CNN IBN, Smriti Irani dismissed accusations that BJP was unfair in making her fight against a family has established itself in the...
  • BJP's Smriti Irani to file her nomination papers from Amethi on Wednesday 14-04-2014 10:53 PM

    BJP nominee from Amethi Smriti Irani is likely to file her nomination papers in Amethi on April 16 to take on Congress vice president and sitting MP Rahul Gandhi. Ms Irani will first visit the temple of local goddess 'Budhan Mai' in Mishrauli near Gauriganj and will proceed from there...
  • Smriti Irani hits out at Priyanka, asks if Varun should follow the path of Congress's scams 13-04-2014 09:31 PM

    A day after Priyanka Vadra said that her cousin and BJP leader Varun Gandhi had gone "astray", party nominee from Amethi Smriti Irani asked her whether she wanted him to follow the path of 2G, 3G and coal scams. "Does Priyanka want her brother to take the path of 2G,...
  • LS polls: Rahul Gandhi to file nomination papers in Amethi on Saturday 11-04-2014 04:41 PM

    Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will be filing his nomination from Amethi on Saturday. He is seeking a third consecutive term from the seat which was earlier represented by his mother, father and uncle. He is expected to file his nomination papers around 1.30 pm. Rahul is fighting a...
  • Congress, BJP ask Mulayam to immediately apologise for rape remarks 11-04-2014 03:41 PM

    Slamming Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for his rape remarks, Congress and BJP on Friday said that he should immediately apologise and take back his words. "Comments by such a senior leader is not only objectionable, but also it is sad and shameful. Mulayam Singh's remarks show that how...
  • Ask Rahul about lack of jobs, closed factories: Smriti Irani to Amethi people 10-04-2014 12:07 AM

    Actor-turned-BJP nominee Smriti Irani on Wednesday appealed to the people of Amethi to ask the sitting MP and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi about lack of employment opportunities for youths and closed industrial units in the constituency. Canvassing for votes, Irani appealed to the people to ask Gandhi why he...
  • Kumar Vishwas is disrespectful to women, says Smriti Irani 08-04-2014 03:59 PM

    BJP candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha seat, Smriti Irani on Tuesday alleged Kumar Vishwas as the 'B' team of the Congress and said the AAP leader could say anything to remain in news. She also alleged that if Vishwas does not know how to respect women how he would respect...
  • Unlike Priyanka, I will not display my family on dais, says Smriti Irani 08-04-2014 12:28 PM

    Taking a jibe at Priyanka Gandhi, BJP candidate from Amethi, Smriti Irani, on Monday said though she has brought her family to Amethi but would not "display them" on the dais. "My family has come here with me but I do not display them on the dais like Priyanka," Irani...
  • Unlike Priyanka will not display my family on dais: Smriti 07-04-2014 10:02 PM

    Amethi: Taking a jibe at Priyanka Gandhi, BJP candidate from Amethi, Smriti Irani, on Monday said though she has brought her family to Amethi but would not "display them" on the dais. "My family has come to Amethi with me but I do not display them on the dais like...
  • Smriti Irani campaigns in Amethi, attacks Rahul for 'lack of progress' 07-04-2014 01:49 PM

    BJP candidate from the Amethi Lok Sabha seat Smriti Irani on Monday attacked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for the lack of development in the constituency, saying he has betrayed people after promising them progress. "Development is not visible in Amethi. Rahul Gandhi has done nothing to develop the area,"...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha interviews Smriti Irani 06-04-2014 12:44 PM

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Smriri Irani, who is contesting elections against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi. ...
  • Smriti Irani confident of winning the Amethi battle 02-04-2014 08:44 AM

    Actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani, who has been named the BJP candidate against Rahul Gandhi from Amethi Lok Sabha seat, on Tuesday expressed confidence that she will win the "challenge". "The party has trusted on my merit and capacity to field me as a candidate from Amethi for the next parliamentary polls...
  • A billion votes: Rahul vs Smriti Irani vs Kumar Vishwas in Amethi 01-04-2014 08:49 PM

    After the Bharatiya Janata prty fielded Smriti Irani from Amethi, the constituency is heading for a triangular battle with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas also in fray. ...
  • My remarks on 2002 riots were uncharitable towards Modi: Smriti Irani 01-04-2014 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janta Party leader Smriti Irani confessed that she was uncharitable towards the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in making comments against him after the 2002 Gujarat riots. Applauding Modi, Irani said, "I was extremely uncharitable in making comments against Narendra Modi. I withdrew my earlier statements...
  • Kumar Vishwas has a history of disrespecting women: Smriti Irani 01-04-2014 12:28 PM

    Amethi: The war of words between rival parties and candidates has been turning ugly with each passing day as the elections approach. On Tuesday, BJP candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani hit out at her rival from the seat, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas for mocking her name. Taking a swipe at...
  • Amethi has decided who to vote for in LS polls: Kumar Vishwas 01-04-2014 12:05 PM

    Kumar Vishwas, the Aam Aadmi Party's candidate for the Lok Sabha from Amethi, on Tuesday criticised his opponents from the Congress and the BJP and said the constituency has decided who to vote for in the polls. He launched a two-pronged attack at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Bharatiya...
  • Kumar Vishwas's jibe at Rahul, Smriti Irani: 'Amethi sick of actors' 01-04-2014 10:50 AM

    Amethi: Aam Aadmi Party Amethi candidate Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday took a jibe at the Bharatiya janata Party candidate Smriti Irani and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying Amethi is sick of actors. This comes a day after the BJP decided to field Smriti Irani against Rahul and Vishwas in...
  • Rahul Gandhi himself has become a challenge for Amethi: Smriti Irani 01-04-2014 09:24 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to field its National Vice President and Rajya Sabha member Smriti Irani against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in 2014. The decision was taken by the party's Central Election Committee and Parliamentary Board on Monday. Rahul has won the Amethi...
  • BJP fields Ajay Agarwal against Sonia Gandhi, Smriti Irani against Rahul 31-03-2014 11:57 PM

    The BJP on Monday evening announced that its vice-president Smriti Irani will contest from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Rahul is the sitting MP from the constituency. AAP leader Kumar Vishwas had already announced to contest from the same constituency against Rahul Gandhi. For the Rae...