Union Minister Smriti Irani answered questions from viewers in an exclusive Facebook Live on the NewsX Facebook page on Friday. Smriti Irani said the Narendra Modi government has done many things for the people of the country including the Jan Dhan Yojna, the sanitation programme, policies for farmers and the poor.
Speaking to NewsX’s Sheela Bhatt, she said the BJP is committed to the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya by legal means. She praised BJP president Amit Shah for his sharp and successful policies and decisions, which made the party stronger. During her interview, the Union Minister coined the slogan Abki Bar Fir Modi Sarkar.
She attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi, saying the people of Amethi love and support her more than any other leader.
Slamming the tie-up in Uttar Pradesh between Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Smriti Irani said Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati don’t have the capacity to lead alone.
On the Sabarimala temple entry for women, she said if you talk about equality, then one can not have a different stand on Triple Talaq and a different stand on the Sabarimala issue. The Union Minister added some people were lying to enter the Sabarimala Temple. On the Women’s reservation bill, she said the BJP supported the Congress to pass for the betterment of women of this country. Irani said that she herself voted for the women’s reservation bill.
When Sheela Bhatt asked about the latest film Accidental Prime Minister, she said that disapproving any movie is not write, its freedom of speech and one cannot be selective about it.
On the winking incident in Lok Sabha, she called Rahul Gandhi a batcha, who doesn’t know how to respect women.