Smriti Irani releases video on Amethi 'for friends in Wayanad' after visiting RG's constituency

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Smriti Irani in Wayanad | Photo: Twitter/SmritiIrani

Wayanad: Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday held a meeting with officials in Wayanad - the constituency represented by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi - to review the implementation of welfare works and schemes of the central government.

"In the aspirational district of Wayanad today, chaired a meeting with officials to review the implementation of welfare works and schemes of Central Government," Irani said in a tweet.

The Union Women and Child Development Minister also visited Varadoor Anganwadi Centre developed by a Central Government PSU as part of its CSR activities in Kaniyambetta Gram Panchayat of Wayanad district. She also spent time with children at Ponnada Anganwadi Centre in Kalpetta, Wayanad and interacted with tribal families of Maravayal and Ambalachal areas in Wayanad.

She released a video on Twitter about her constituency soon after the visit. Irani and Rahul Gandhi have been political rivals in Amethi since 2014. "For our friends in Wayanad… With warm regards, Amethi," she tweeted along with the video.

She was pitted by the BJP against Rahul Gandhi in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls but was defeated by over one lakh votes. However, Irani emerged as a giant killer in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and defeated Rahul Gandhi in the Congress stronghold. Rahul Gandhi had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from two seats and won from Wayanad.

Irani also posted a video on Twitter with the caption "For our friends in Wayanad..." which accused Congress and Rahul Gandhi of stalling development in Amethi. The video talked about several development initiatives in Amethi which began after the BJP came to the power at the Centre in 2014. (ANI)

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