Union Minister and BJP candidate Smriti Irani managed to bag the Amethi seat, known as a Gandhi bastion, in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
Smiriti Irani managed to defeat Congress chief Rahul Gandhi by 55,120 votes. Smriti Irani managed to rake in 4,68,514 while Rahul Gandhi could only pick up 4,13,394 votes.
After her loss in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Smriti Irani managed to cultivate her popularity over the next five years to dethrone Rahul Gandhi.
Even before the final result of the Amethi was declared by the EC, Rahul had already conceded defeat from the Lok Sabha seat at a press conference in New Delhi.
As the news of Smriti Irani’s thumping lead started to come, celebrations had already begun at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi. BJP supporters began to chant slogans and danced to the beats of drums.
Hailing Smriti Irani as the person who ended the Gandhi family’s dynastic rule in Amethi, BJP workers and supporters came out on to the streets to celebrate her victory.
As the evening descended, the main market in Gauriganj was the epicentre of action where BJP flags were being waved at every corner and enthusiastic supporters moved about distributing ladoos and sweets.