New Delhi: Union Minister Smriti Irani has challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to answer five questions on the Adani Group before demanding a JPC probe. Smriti was answering questions in Rajat Sharma’s show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ to be aired tonight at 10 pm on India TV.
Smriti Irani said, ‘Modi is sitting silent because he is the prime minister. They have to drink a sip of poison every day. As far as Adani is concerned, if you ever meet Rahul Gandhi forgotten, ask him five things. Point number one, when his mother was the head of the UPA government, did her government extend a loan of 72 thousand crores to Adani? Second question, did Gehlot Saheb (Chief Minister of Rajasthan) whom Rahul ji loves a lot, did Adani ji do an industrial package of 60 thousand crores with the blessings of Rahul ji? The third question, which teaches them how to speak in press conferences, was the special provision aided by the Adani group to do coal work in Chhattisgarh through them during the Congress rule? And the fourth question, was Manmohan Singh the Finance Minister when Chiman Lal ji (the then CM of Gujarat) gave Adani land in Gujarat to build a port in the 1990s? Fifth question, in 1985 AXIM policy was made by Rajiv Gandhi and Adani became trading house. Who is Rajiv Gandhi?
The Union Minister lashed out at the Congress and Rahul Gandhi for making personal attacks on Prime Minister Modi and his dead parents. He said, “A Congress leader said in Punjab that Adani-Ambani are only ‘excuses’, the main goal is: finish Modi. Rahul Gandhi did not object to this statement. Congress leader aircraft at Delhi airport They sat near the PM and shouted slogans – ‘Modi teri kabr khudegi’. They want to see the power of democracy, Congress’s own people are openly threatening to kill the Prime Minister. And our pradhan sevaks do their work with a smile Are the Prime Minister’s dead parents made fun of? What did the Congressmen do when Modiji’s mother died at the age of 100? I want to ask the youth sitting here (in this show) that if any of your parents- What will you do if you abuse your father? Will you keep quiet? But Modiji kept quiet because he is a Pradhan Sevak. He has to drink every drop of poison every day.”
Smriti Irani said, Rahul should apologize for insulting India abroad. Rahul Gandhi or Congress should make mistake and public should pay? Why should the tax payer of the country pay for their mistakes? Defamed the country by going abroad, lied. Foreign forces were appealed to come (intervene). Today we have become the fifth largest economy in the world. Our economy getting bigger, means the future of their youth is going to be bright. Rahul Gandhi has attacked the youth by going to London. We fight in the Parliament, we fight on the battlefield of elections, but have attacked their (youth’s) future. Why the country is not facing economic sanctions is his sore spot. If any foreign power takes sarcasm on India, then the economy of India is attacked, the dreams of these (youths) get tarnished. This attack has been made not only on the country and Modi but also on the young generation. Do you think we will sit quietly and watch the show?
Rajat Sharma: But will not allow the Parliament to function?
Smriti Irani: ‘We are letting it go. Why doesn’t he come and apologize? Now the Parliament is a gathering of some MPs, but the flag of India is hoisted on it, that tricolor is not hoisting so easily, for which lakhs of people have lost their lives.
Rajat Sharma: But Rahul says that he is not allowed to speak in Parliament, the mike is switched off?
Smriti Irani :- If you see the activity of his Parliament, such a person has been elected by the Gandhi family to send Rahul Gandhi to the Parliament, who made a public statement – ‘hit four-six’, everyone is witness to this. The Vice President of the country is the chairman of the Rajya Sabha. This has never happened in the country. Throw books and papers on the Vice President’s chair by climbing on the table. He is the Vice President of the country. He is the Speaker of the House. There is no speaker of ours or BJP. You are the people to whom we go as public representatives and servants. We are your servants. And your servants, who go to the Lok Sabha, then according to the instructions of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia ji, the paper is torn and thrown on the speaker’s face. Is it acceptable to the public?
Rajat Sharma: But they say that they are not allowed to speak in Parliament, the mike is switched off?
Smriti Irani :- No, from where will the mike stop? Who all saw the press conference of Congress, could (Rahul) speak alone? Who needs an assistant to speak, and I want to say, you go and see that statement, do you know what he said? He said that it is his misfortune that he is a member of Parliament, this is all public, public is brother, everyone knows.
Smriti Irani alleged how the Gandhi family neglected the Amethi constituency for 40 years. She said, ‘I will rub Rahul Gandhi’s nose at the feet of the people of Amethi.’
He said: ‘Eight years ago it was called ‘Smriti Kaun’? By God’s blessings the same memory, about whom he used to make disparaging remarks and refused to acknowledge his personality, has now become a headache for him. That whole army is behind a small MP from Amethi. This is his sore spot. I destroyed their 40 year old empire in Amethi. The man whom they were eulogizing as the uncrowned king of his political legacy is now walking the streets. I dare to challenge them and I am ready to face the punishment. During the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, I had said in ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ that I am ready to accept the challenge if it costs Congress goons. Rahul ji has insulted the people of Amethi while being an MP. He did not allow Amethi to progress. If I do not rub my nose at the feet of the people of Amethi, then my name is not Smriti Irani.