Published: Sat, October 21, 2017
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Smriti Irani attacks Rahul on Twitter, again. Now over Jay Shah

Smriti Irani attacks Rahul on Twitter, again. Now over Jay Shah

"Rahul Gandhi should have known that popularity can't be bought, certainly not from Russia, Kazakhstan". "They (the BJP) are afraid of Rahul Gandhi and his popularity", he told TV channels.

Gandhi apparently punned on Modi's famous line "Na khaoonga, na khane doonga (Will not indulge in corruption nor allow others to indulge in it)". "#RahulWaveInKazakh", she said in a tweet which tagged the media report.

After the Rahul Gandhi controversy erupted this morning, Union Minister Smriti Irani also tweeted the ANI story. He said Congress had launched a "Save Rahul" campaign as cronies feared a Gujarat defeat would stall his "never-happening, elusive elevation as party president". "Lage raho Bhai Gujarat phir bhi haroge (keep trying brother, still you will lose in Gujarat) Saal Mubarak (Best wishes for New Year)", she said in a tweet, referring to the Congress vice-president being on bail in the National Herald case.

"Ahmedabad Court injunction: "The Wire" barred from writing on Jay Shah".

The Wire had earlier this month published an article which showed how Jay Shah's company saw its wealth and annual turnover swell by a staggering 16000 times - from a meager Rs 50000 to over Rs 80 crore - ever since Narendra Modi drove the BJP to power at the Centre in May 2014.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders often describe Gandhi as "yuvraj" for his belonging to the first family of the Congress and being considered heir apparent to the post of party chief.

An Ahmedabad court had on Monday restrained the portal from publishing or broadcasting reports based on the article published by it regarding Jay Shah's firm.

Following the publication of the article, the Congress party demanded the removal of Amit Shah as BJP president and constitution of a two-member judicial commission of inquiry comprising judges of the Supreme Court to go into his son's business dealings.

Spandana later took to twitter, calling the story "factually wrong".

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