10 Smriti Irani controversies in 2014
- Sunil Rajguru
No BJP Minister gets as many brickbats and as much news coverage as does Human Resources Development Smriti Irani. This TV star turned politician never stays out of the news.
A look at her 10 controversies...
1. The Amethi battle: The first one was a positive one for her when she decided to take on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his Lok Sabha seat in Amethi. It was a much talked about battle and both Narendra Modi and Priyanka Vadra jumped into the fray.
In the end she lost but greatly reduced Rahul's victory margin and got kudos for it.
2. Appointment as Minister: Things went wrong for her from Day 1. Imagine becoming India's youngest Cabinet Minister at the age of 38! Instead of being seen as an achievement, she was seen as someone who was a greenhorn, unqualified and totally unfit for the heavyweight HRD Ministry.
Her TV background and loss at the LS polls suddenly became mill stones around her neck.
Smriti Irani merely class 12 pass. Went to bcm fashion model on to tv serial bahu. Is this qualifcation enf 4 India's Education Minister?