“Congress should not do politics through its lawyers on Ram temple issue, which is matter of faith of people. Its leaders, as lawyers, are creating hurdle in the court. People and Ram bhakts should ask the party whether its leader wore ‘janeu’ only for polls of three states,”, said the Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday in Amethi blaming the Congress for creating hurdle in the judicial process in the Ram temple case through its lawyers.
Her reference was to senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal, who sought deferment of hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute till after the 2019 general elections.
Irani is on a day’s visit to Congress President Gandhi’s parliamentary constituency and was talking to media persons on the way to Amethi, about 140 km from the state capital. Attacking Rahul Gandhi for delaying his visit to Amethi by a few hours, she said, “His coming late in ‘maidan-e-jang’ (battle field) of Amethi, this being an indication that the person who cannot visit his constituency on time cannot give timely solutions to the existing and upraising issues.
Gandhi had rescheduled his visit on Thursday night. He was expected to arrive in Lucknow at 10 am on Friday but later he changed the timing. When asked whether Gandhi was afraid of her, Irani said in a lighter vein, “bina darechartered flight se aa rahe hain” (he is coming on a chartered flight without any fear).”
The Congress chief met the people of his constituency, attended public and party reception, held ‘corner meetings’ in Salon and visited Pareshdepur, Naseerabad, Paraiya Namaksar and Gauriganj areas today. Irani, on the other hand, attended a programme organised by Raghav Sewa Sansthan and laid the foundation stone for a school. “On this new year this is one more gift given by the BJP government for Amethi residents. Today, the first CT Scan machine is installed in the district joint hospital, Amethi for better healthcare. The brothers and sisters of Amethi will be relieved from going to cities like Lucknow and Delhi for their health issues”, tweeted Irani