New Delhi: As Congress president Rahul Gandhi lost ‘prestigious’ battle of Amethi to Union Minister Smriti Irani by a margin of over 55,000 votes, netizens took to Twitter asking Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to keep his word and quit politics. Also Read - This Day, That year: Sachin Tendulkar Opens For The First Time in International Cricket
In April, Sidhu had rejected Irani as a tough challenge for Rahul in Amethi and had vowed to quit politics if the Congress president lost elections from his citadel. And now as Irani has emerged victorious, twitterati poked fun at the Congress leader. Also Read - Navjot Singh Sidhu Meets Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Over Tea, May Return as Minister
Taking a dig at Sidhu after Congress’ debacle, one of the twitter users wrote,”Indian politics will miss the services of Navjot Singh Sidhu.” Also Read - Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh Among Star Campaigners For West Bengal Elections | Complete List Here
Another said,”Navjot Singh Sidhu ji start typing your letter to quit politics, it’ll be a good riddance..”
Check out some of the tweets here:
Smriti Irani unseated Congress president Rahul Gandhi from his bastion – Amethi – by a margin of over 55,000 votes.
Elated over the win, the Union Minister bowed down before Amethi and thanked its people for believing in BJP and making her victorious.
“Ek Nayi Subah Amethi ke Liye, Ek Naya Sankalp. Dhanywaad Amethi. Shat Shat Naman. Aapne Vikas Par Vishwas Jataya, Kamal ka Phool Khilaya. Amethi ka Aabhaar (A new morning for Amethi, a new resolution. Thank you Amethi for believing in development and making the lotus bloom. I extend my heartfelt thanks to Amethi),” she had tweeted.