Smriti Irani is an Indian politician and former model, television actress, and producer. A prominent leader within the Bharatiya Janata Party, she is a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha, representing Amethi. In the Indian general election, 2019, she defeated Rahul Gandhi - the country's principal opposition leader and President of Indian National Congress - to win the seat. Gandhi's family had previously represented the constituency for four decades. Prior to this, she was a Member of the Rajya Sabha for Gujarat and held multiple portfolios as a Minister in the Government of India.
Rahul Gandhi conceding defeat to Smriti Irani requested her to "look after Amethi with love for the faith the people have shown in her.” Addressing a press conference, after it became clear that the.. IndiaTimes - Published
Rahul’s uncle, Sanjay, father Rajiv and mother Sonia had all won the Amethi seat in six consecutive elections since 1980, while Rahul had himself won it thrice from 2004 on. The defeat capped a.. IndiaTimes - Published
Modi hits a tripple ton for BJP, with allies crosses 350-mark; Gathbandhan flops big time in UP, RaGa loses Amethi to Smriti; TN, Kerala & Andhra only states untouched by the saffron surge DNA - Published
Smriti Irani, whose meteoric rise in BJP saw her become the HRD and information & broadcasting minister before being divested of these portfolios, on Thursday emerged as a giant-killer — this time.. IndiaTimes - Published