Smriti Irani shocked everyone when she made Amethi, a seat considered to be a stronghold for Congress president Rahul Gandhi, a close contest in 2014 elections. She eventually lose by a margin of 1,07,903 votes, but she managed to get over three lakh votes, thus increasing the BJP's Amethi vote share from 5.81 per cent to 34.38 per cent.
With Rahul Gandhi contesting a second seat from Wayanad, Kerala, this time around, Irani has found the perfect weapon to attack the Congress president. The Union Minister has targeted Gandhi and said he is scared from a tough fight and has thus run off to Kerala.
Irani has been campaigning extensively in Amethi and her regular presence and sharp attack on Congress could leave Gandhi embarrassed after the poll results.
|Total Assets||Rs.11,10,99,609 (Rs 11.11 core)|
|Party||Votes Polled||Votes %||CANDIDATE NAME|
|3055||0.32%||Ram Sidh Yadav|
|1948||0.21%||Shiv Nandan Singh|
|1716||0.18%||Shatrunjai Pratap Singh|
|1574||0.17%||Gopal Swaroop Gandhi|
|1224||0.13%||Mo. Hasan Lahari|
|1057||0.11%||Pankaj Ramkumar Sing|
|988||0.10%||Bas Deo Maurya|
|779||0.08%||Suresh Kumar Shukla|
|569||0.06%||Saritha S. Nair|
|547||0.06%||Dr. U.P. Shivananda|