AMETHI Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday bought land in Amethi to build a house for herself and, in an apparent search of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, said no MPs here had never took up residence in the constituency.
Without taking any names, she said history bears witness to the fact that no MP for Amethi ever built their house and stayed there. “The people of Amethi have always wondered if their MP will ever live here after building their house,” she said, speaking to reporters.
Irani won Lok Sabha’s 2019 election against Amethi after defeating then-MP Rahul Gandhi. “In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, I promised that I would make my home here and do all my work from here. For that, I had a plot of land registered, ”she added.
Irani bought the land in the Medan Mawai region of Gauriganj in Amethi for a sum of ₹12 lakh and I recorded it here on Monday. “I am residing in rented accommodation here so far,” she said, adding that she would invite all residents of her constituency during the “bhoomi poojan” for the construction of her house here.
She said she promised to establish a medical school and an army school in Amethi in addition to building a bypass road for the town. She said she had fulfilled all of her promises so far.