Smriti Irani hits back at Rahul Gandhi for tweet on Jay Shah

PTIUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 02:47 AM IST
article-image
Smriti Irani |

New Delhi: Union minister Smriti Irani on Friday hit back at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his comments referring to a court barring a news portal from publishing articles on a company owned by Amit Shah’s son, saying a person “out on bail” was “mocking” the courts. The information and broadcasting minister also said theCongress leader’s attempts would not help his party win the Gujarat Assembly polls and wished Rahul Gandhi on the occasion of the Gujarati New Year.

“A person out on bail mocks the courts. Lage raho Bhai Gujarat phir bhi haroge (keep trying brother, still you will lose in Gujarat)?? Saal Mubarak (Best wishes for New Year)(sic),” she said in a tweet, referring to the Congress vice-president being on bail in the National Herald case. Earlier, apparently targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, Rahul Gandhi had fired a fresh salvo over the controversy surrounding Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah’scompany. “Mitron (friends), will not speak about ‘Shah-Zada’, nor will let anyone speak,” he had tweeted in Hindi, referring to an interim injunction granted by an Ahmedabad court on a criminal defamation plea filed against news portal ‘The Wire’by Jay Shah. He had also tagged a news report — “Ahmedabad Court injunction: ‘

Also read: Congress hits back, seeks explanation on PM’s trips

The Wire’ barred from writing on Jay Shah” –along with his tweet. Jay Shah had recently filed a criminal defamation case against The Wire after it published an article claiming that the turnover of a company run by him saw a huge rise after theBJP came to power at the Centre in 2014. An Ahmedabad court had, on Monday, restrained the portal from publishing or broadcasting reports based on the article published by it regarding Jay Shah’s firm. Both the Congress and Rahul Gandhi have repeatedly questioned Modi’s “silence” on the issue.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Nitin Gadkari, Shivraj Singh Chouhan dropped, major reshuffle in BJP parliamentary panel

Nitin Gadkari, Shivraj Singh Chouhan dropped, major reshuffle in BJP parliamentary panel

Daily Horoscope for Thursday, August 18, 2022, for all zodiac signs by astrologer Vinayak Vishwas...

Daily Horoscope for Thursday, August 18, 2022, for all zodiac signs by astrologer Vinayak Vishwas...

Watch: Opposition raises slogans against Shinde govt before start of monsoon session

Watch: Opposition raises slogans against Shinde govt before start of monsoon session

Navi Mumbai: Lucky winners of precautionary doses get awards on August 15

Navi Mumbai: Lucky winners of precautionary doses get awards on August 15

Large explosion hits mosque in Kabul, killing at least 30 people: Report

Large explosion hits mosque in Kabul, killing at least 30 people: Report
epaper
Do you wish to receive daily Epaper on your WhatsApp for FREE?
NO
Yes