Smriti Irani slams Congress for the “lack of development” in Amethi

Vastavam web: Targeting the Congress for the “lack of development” in Amethi, Union minister Smriti Irani today said works which the Gandhi family ignored for five decades have been done in the four years of Modi government.Speaking about the imminent visit of Congress president Rahul Gandhi to the constituency, Irani said she had fulfilled her promise to Amethi’s people that they’d see more of the Gandhi scion due to her.”I thank each and everyone who has helped in development works in this area and Rahulji should come here and see how much work is possible in four years which his family failed to do in 40 to 50 years,” she said.

Irani had unsuccessfully fought the last Lok Sabha poll against Rahul Gandhi, but had maintained her links with the constituency ever since.”In four years, more than 80 development works have been undertaken, including Rs 55 crore for Swachhata mission to one constituency or making 180 villages ODF…they all will testify as to how this area had been deprived of development (till now),” said Irani.

Asked about women security, the union minister said she had personally met the superintendent of police for setting up help desks for women in all the police stations of the district.

“The question is that for years this (area) has remained the stronghold of the highest leadership of the Congress but the facility of this kind had not been made available in the police stations…who are these people who travel all over the country and discuss Constitution, talk about backwards, farmers and science…but works for all these areas are done by the Narendra Modi government?,” she asked.