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Friday, Nov 22, 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘The North Remembers’, Smriti Irani after dethroning Rahul Gandhi

Actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi with a margin of 55,120 votes.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: May 24, 2019 11:29 IST
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Actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi with a margin of 55,120 votes.
Actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi with a margin of 55,120 votes.(smritiiraniofficial/Instagram)
         

‘The North Remembers’ the victories and the defeats. It has been a month of wins and loses, be it the finale of HBO fantasy drama ‘Game of Thrones’ or the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

From the triumph of the ‘Starks’ in the show to the landslide win for the BJP in the 17th general elections, the two have followed a close line. Smriti Irani, BJP candidate from Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi constituency, after defeating her rival, Congress candidate Rahul Gandhi, has summed up her success in a quote from the ultra-popular series.

She shared a silhouette picture of a direwolf on the backdrop of the moon with a quote from the series ‘The North Remembers’.

Read| Smriti Irani savours her huge victory against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi with a couplet

This also comes in the wake of BJP’s triumph over most parts in North India.

Acknowledging Smriti’s win in the North and adding that there is love from the South too, an Instagram user commented, “Dont worry mam there is love from south kerala too just that we need better speakers communicators and planing in kerala we tried our best but not enough follow up or action was there suresh ji kumanam ji and k surendran ji are awsome candidates who if there was proper planing and time with resources could have yielded results.”

 

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He added that Irani was “the symbol of women empowerment #giantslayer jai hind”.

A ‘GoT’ inspired fan also exuded their love and commented, “Queen in the North”.

Actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi with a margin of 55,120 votes. This comes as a historic win for Irani because Amethi parliamentary seat is considered a Congress stronghold.

Also read| ‘Love never loses, we will emerge stronger’: Rahul Gandhi after poll defeat

At the national level, BJP, whose campaign was spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on muscular nationalism and a strident anti-Congress plank has won 288 seats and is leading on 15 as per the latest details updated on the website of the Election Commission.

Also read| How Opposition failed to stop the Modi wave, despite unity effort

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. )