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Smriti Irani dismisses reports of astrologer visit

india Updated: Nov 24, 2014 22:31 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

HRD minister Smriti Irani on Monday dismissed reports on her visit to an astrologer on Sunday saying the media was keeping her in headlines for TRPs.

"I realise I contribute to your TRPs and I am glad I could be of help. What I do in my personal life doesn't come under responsibility of media. I appreciate your efforts to keep me in the headlines," Irani said.

According to news reports, the minister visited a Rajasthan based astrologer, Pandit Nathulal Vyas, along with her husband Zubin Irani and that the astrologer reportedly said she would become the President of India one day.

The same astrologer had predicted a bright career and big post for Irani in her political career before she became a minister in the Modi government. Some opposition parties took swipe at Irani for her visit.

JD(U) leader Ali Anwar said, "It is not right that the person who should be campaigning against superstitions, the same education minister is spreading myths."