New Delhi: Union minister Smriti Irani on Friday jabbed Congress president Rahul Gandhi, hours after he penned a letter to the people of Amethi, titled ‘Mera Amethi Parivar’- when she reasoned that this act showed how little importance he gave to Amethi.

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News agency ANI quoted Irani, “His writing letter shows that he has not given importance to Amethi and thus didn’t take the pain to visit ‘Nyay-panchayat’ located in the constituency himself.”

The letter addressed to ‘Mera Amethi Parivar’ says that the BJP has been setting up ‘factory of lies’ and is distributing ‘rivers of cash’ to entice voters. Rahul Gandhi then writes that the strength of Amethi lies in its honesty, integrity and simplicity.

The letter was distributed in every house in Amethi which goes to polls on May 6 in the fifth phase.

In his letter, Gandhi said, “It is my promise to the people of Amethi that the moment the Congress comes to power at the Centre, the schemes blocked by the BJP will be started. On May 6, vote in large numbers to bring back this member of the family.”

He further said that Amethi has been his family and it gives him the courage to stand by the truth. He says he can hear the pain of the poor and will continue to raise his voice in their support.

The Congress President also wrote about ‘two ideologies in the country. The first is the Congress that works for farmers, youth, the weak, women and small traders and the second is the BJP which wants to work for 15-20 industrialists.

Rahul Gandhi has won from Amethi in 2004, 2009 and 2014 and this time he is being challenged again by Union minister Smriti Irani, who is the BJP candidate again after 2014.

Earlier, on Friday, ‘missing’ posters of Rahul Gandhi had appeared all over the constituency.

With ANI and IANS inputs