Smriti says Cong legal notice will not deter her

first_imgAmethi, Sep 20 (PTI) A day after being served a legal notice for levelling charges against Rajiv Gandhi Trust, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today said “some persons get disturbed” by her visits here and asserted that she would not be deterred even if Rahul Gandhi or Congress puts her behind bars. “Some persons get disturbed with my Amethi visits,” said Irani in a veiled reference to Rahul Gandhi who had defeated her in this constituency in the last Lok Saba elections. Addressing a gathering after distributing saplings at Shivdulari Mahila Mahavidyalaya at Gungvaj village here in Uttar Pradesh, she said, “yesterday, an advocate came to my Delhi residence when I was busy in a meeting. He has given a notice that he will take legal action against me if I make any comment against Rahul Gandhi or the Nehru-Gandhi family in Amethi.” Uttar Pradesh Congress has issued the legal notice to her for alleging that Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust had grabbed land of farmers in Amethi, terming these as “false and malicious”. Asking the Union Minister to cease and desist from making any such imputations against the party, Congress said it will have “no option” but to pursue appropriate legal remedies, both civil and criminal, if she failed to do so. “If Congress or Rahul Gandhi consider the women of this country abla (weak), they should forget it. I am not the one to get afraid with this and will continue to raise Amethis voice,” said Irani today. “If Rahul or Congress have the courage then let them put me behind the bars. I will not remain silent. My relationship with Amethi is not that of elections,” the BJP leader added. The minister said a lot needs to be done on the health care front in the area so that the poor gets some reprieve. A few banners were put up at the programme site against Amethi MP Rahul, but they were removed soon. (MORE) PTI CORR AVA SMN AKK AKKadvertisementlast_img