In the mad rush that followed the conclusion of swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Modi and his council of ministers, legendary singer Asha Bhosle, who was also invited to be part of the ceremony, was left stranded.
I was stranded in the crazy rush post PM oath ceremony. No one offered to help me except @smritiirani who saw my plight & made sure I reached home safely. She cares & that’s why she won. pic.twitter.com/vDV84PrIVp
— ashabhosle (@ashabhosle) May 30, 2019
However, help came in the form of newly appointed Union Minister Smriti Irani, who came to her rescue and ensured that Asha Bhosle reaches home safely. She later took to Twitter to thank Irani and said that “she cares & that’s why she won.”
Smriti Irani, the newly elected Member of Parliament defeated three-time MP from Amethi Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Amethi has traditionally been a ‘family seat’ of the Gandhis with Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and later Rahul Gandhi representing it in Lok Sabha. Staring at an imminent defeat, Rahul Gandhi had contested from another seat, Wayanad, in Kerala, which was considered a ‘relatively safe seat’ for him to win.
Irani won Amethi by a margin of over 50,000 votes.