A day after the BJP decided to field actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani from the Gandhi bastion of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, AAP candidate from the Lok Sabha constituency Kumar Vishwas said the region was fed up of actors.
“Amethi was already fed up of an actor (Rahul Gandhi) who used to come, wave hands and go, and now we have an actress as well,” Kumar Vishwas said.
Exuding confidence in his candidature, the AAP leader said, “Ab Irani aaye, ya Pakistani aaye, ya Italian aaye, ya American aaye, Amethi ki janta nirney kar chuki hai.”
‘Sympathising’ with Smriti Irani for being fielded against him and Rahul Gandhi, Vishwas stated, “I have my sympathies with Smriti ji, maybe some in the BJP are unfavorable towards her.”
Reacting to Vishwas’ comments, Smriti Irani today said that the AAP leader has a habit of making derogatory remarks.
“Kumar Vishwas has a history of making misogynist remarks. In any case my fight is against the Congress candidate not their B-team,” Irani said.
“There is an anti-Rahul wave in Amethi. I will go to the battlefield with the issue of development,” she added.
After the party announced her nomination, Irani had yesterday said, “In the name of the ‘family’, the people of Amethi have been kept away from the fruits of development for too long. I think it is an extreme shame.”
She said that a change will brought about in the country under the leadership of Narendra Modi.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy also hit out at Vishwas today, saying, “Maybe Smriti Irani’s candidature has made him nervous; he should not vent his frustration in this way.”