Shillong (Meghalaya) [India], May 30 (ANI): Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani on Tuesday squashed Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s chances of winning the election from his parliamentary constituency, Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi, in next year’s general election and said whoever from BJP fights election from there will win. Also Read - Brisbane Weather Forecast For 4th Test Day 3: Will Rain Play Spoilsport During India-Australia at Gabba, Starting Time

“In Amethi, he (Rahul Gandhi) lost every assembly seat and local election in last four years,” Irani said here on Tuesday. Also Read - Live Cricket Score Ind vs Aus 4th Test Day 3 Today's Match Live Updates Gabba, Brisbane: Rahane-Pujara Eye Solid Start

On being asked whether she would get a chance to again contest against him, the Union minister said, “Amit Shah ji has the power to decide who will fight from there. Whoever from BJP fights election from there will win,” she said. Also Read - Vaccination Drive Suspended in Maharashtra Till Monday Due to CoWin App Glitches

The all-important general elections, which will elect the members of the 17th Lok Sabha are due to be held in April/May next year.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Smriti Irani was defeated by a margin of more than one lakh votes by Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.