Union Minister Smriti Irani today took to Twitter to announce a new government medical college coming up in her constituency, Amethi.
43 years ago he came to Amethi as a 4th year MBBS student to help in the campaign against the then scion; today with the blessings of PM @narendramodi Ji, he fulfilled Amethi’s 4 decades old demand of a Government Medical College. Thank you to the good doctor @drharshvardhan Ji. pic.twitter.com/eB6FlFuBSW— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) March 19, 2020
Thanking Union Minister Dr Harshvardhan, Irani said how things have come to a full circle for Dr Harshvardhan. She informed that 43 years back, Dr Harshvardhan, who was still studying MBBS back then, had gone to Amethi ahead of 1977 General Elections to campaign against Sanjay Gandhi who was contesting from Amethi, which has essentially been the Nehru-Gandhi family bastion.
43 years later, after Irani defeated Sanjay Gandhi’s nephew and 3 time Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi from the home turf, as Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harshvardhan informed Irani that the Government of India has approved of opening a new medical college in Amethi.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, many a giants and dynasts were slain. The one battle that stood out was that of Amethi, the constituency that has been the bastion of the Gandhi dynasty. Smriti Irani fought a valiant fight and defeated the reigning MP from Amethi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi.