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Lok Sabha results: Smriti Irani's giant-killing act, dethrones Rahul in home turf

IndiaTimes Thursday, 23 May 2019
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 scripting a historic win by dethroning Rahul Gandhi in Congress's home turf. Irani continued to cultivate Amethi in the past 5 years despite her loss in 2014 to Gandhi.
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