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‘She takes husband’s name less, my name more’: Smriti Irani on Priyanka Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent
May 06, 2019 12:07 PM IST

Amethi, the Gandhi family stronghold witnessed one of the most high-profile contests in 2014 when Gandhi defeated Irani by more than one lakh votes.

Union minister and BJP candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani took a swipe at Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday, the days her constituency voted with 50 other seats across 7 states in phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections.

Attacking her Congress opponent from the seat, Rahul Gandhi, she said, ‘A person died as he was denied treatment at hospital where Rahul Gandhi is trustee’(PTI)
Attacking her Congress opponent from the seat, Rahul Gandhi, she said, ‘A person died as he was denied treatment at hospital where Rahul Gandhi is trustee’(PTI)

“She did not know my name 5 years back, now she keeps taking my name, such an accomplishment. Nowadays she takes her husband’s name less and my name more,” the BJP’s Amethi candidate said, according to news agency ANI.

Attacking her Congress opponent from the seat, Rahul Gandhi, she said: “A person died as he was denied treatment at hospital where Rahul Gandhi is trustee, in Amethi just because he had Ayushman Bharat card,” ANI added.

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Amethi, the Gandhi family stronghold witnessed one of the most high-profile contests in 2014 when Gandhi defeated Irani by more than one lakh votes. The Congress president has retained the seat ever since his mother Sonia Gandhi vacated it for him in 1999.

This time too, Gandhi and Irani are in a direct contest with the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party alliance not fielding any candidates here. Rahul Gandhi is also contesting from Kerala’s Wayanad seat, which went to polls on April 23.

Phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections, largely in Hindi speaking states – barring West Bengal and J&K -- is witnessing some very high-profile contests. Among those in the fray in this round are Rajnath Singh from Lucknow, Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli, Rajyavardhan Rathore from Jaipur Rural, Rajiv Pratap Rudy from Saran and Dinesh Trivedi from Barrackpore

In 2014, the NDA had won 41 out of the 51 seats, 27 more than its 2009 tally.

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Constituency Sitting MP
Bihar
Sitamarhi Ram Kumar Sharma, RLSP
Madhubani Chaudhary Hukumdev Narayan Yadav, BJP
Muzaffarpur Ajay Nishad, BJP
Saran Rajiv Pratap Rudy, BJP
Hajipur Ramvilas Paswan, LJP
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh Thupstan Chhewang, BJP
Anantnag Seat is vacant (PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti quit after becoming CM of the state)
Madhya Pradesh
Tikamgarh Virendra Kumar Khatik, BJP
Damoh Prahalad Singh Patel, BJP
Khajuraho Nagendra Singh, BJP
Satna Ganesh Singh
Rewa Janardan Mishra, BJP
Hoshangabad Uday Pratap Singh
Betul  Jyoti Dhurve, BJP
Rajasthan
Ganganagar Nihalchand Meghwal, BJP
Bikaner Arun Ram Meghwal, BJP
Churu Rahul Kaswan, BJP
Jhunjhunu  Santosh Ahlawat, BJP
Sikar Sumedhanand Saraswati, BJP
Jaipur Rural Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, BJP
Jaipur Ramcharan Bohara, BJP
Alwar Chand Nath, BJP
Bharatpur Bahadur Singh, BJP
Karauli-Dholpur Manoj Rajoria, BJP
Dausa Harish Chandra Meena, BJP
Nagaur  C R Choudhary, BJP
Constituency Sitting MP
Jharkhand
Kodarma Ravindra Kumar Ray, BJP
Ranchi Ram Tahal Choudhary, BJP
Khunti Kariya Munda, BJP
Hazaribagh Jayant Sinha, BJP
Uttar Pradesh
Dharuhera Rekha Verma, BJP
Sitapur Rajesh Verma, BJP
Mohanlalganj Kaushal Kishore, BJP
Lucknow Rajnath Singh, BJP
Rae Bareli Sonia Gandhi, Congress
Amethi Rahul Gandhi, Congress
Banda Bhairon Prasad Mishra, BJP
Fatehpur Niranjan Jyoti, BJP
Kaushambi Vinod Sonkar, BJP
Barabanki Priyanka Singh Rawat, BJP
Faizabad  Lallu Singh, BJP
Bahraich Savitri Bai Phule, BJP
Kaiserganj Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, BJP
Gonda Kirti Vardhan Singh, BJP
West Bengal
Bangaon Mamata Thakur, Trinamool Congress
Barrackpur Dinesh Trivedi, Trinamool Congress
Howrah Prasun Banerjee, Trinamool Congress
Uluberia Sajda Ahmed, Trinamool Congress
Sreerampur Kalyan Banerjee, Trinamool Congress
Hooghly  Dr Ratna De, Trinamool Congress
Arambag Aparupa Poddar, Trinamool Congress
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