Union Minister Smriti Irani today called out Congress president Rahul Gandhi over a tweet in which he had claimed to have launched an ordnance factory in his constituency Amethi in 2010.
Smriti Irani tweeted photos that indicated he had actually done so in 2007.
Rahul Gandhi’s tweet was meant as criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had visited Amethi on Sunday, launched a unit for the manufacture of AK-203 rifles as an India-Russia joint venture and later targeted the Congress chief at a political rally.
“I laid the foundation stone of the ordnance factory in Amethi in 2010. For many years it has produced small arms. Yesterday you went to Amethi and as is your habit, you lied again. Have you no shame,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.