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Smriti Irani Puts on a Brave Face, Posts on X: ‘Josh Still High’ After Losing Amethi to Congress’s KL Sharma

The Lok Sabha 2024 elections threw up many surprises, especially in UP where many heavyweight BJP stalwarts lost elections.

One such high-profile contest was between Smriti Irani, a minister in the Narendra Modi Government who lost the elections to a little-known Congress candidate Kishori Lal Sharma who was the Congress’s last-minute pick for the Amethi Lok Sabha seat.

Smriti was defeated convincingly by more than 1.78 lakh votes.

Smriti Irani Remains Optimistic, Posts ‘Josh Still High’ on X After Amethi Loss

BJP’s Smriti Irani maintained a brave face and conceded defeat to Congress’s KL Sharma.

She added that she will continue to work for her constituency Amethi.

She added that despite the defeat her ‘Josh’ is high.

Smriti took to X  to thank the voters of Amethi who always supported her both in victory and defeat.

Irani tweeted,

“Such is life… A decade of my life going from one village to another, building lives, nurturing hope & aspirations, working on infrastructure ― roads, naali, khadanja, bypass, medical college and more,”

“To those who stood by me through loss and victory, I am forever grateful. To those celebrating today, congratulations. And to those asking, ‘How’s the josh?’ I say- it’s still high, Sir,”.

Congress candidate Kishori Lal Sharma managed to get 5,39,228 votes, while Irani managed to secure 3,72,032 votes.

In the 2019 elections, Smriti defeated the scion of the Gandhi family, Rahul Gandhi by a huge margin.

The Amethi seat was always the bastion of the Gandhi family.

Smriti Irani also congratulated KL Sharma for his amazing win and said that she would continue to serve the people of Amethi.

Irani said,

“I congratulate those who win. I will continue to be in the service of the people of Amethi. Today, I am grateful to PM Narendra Modi and CM Yogi Adityanath that their governments have completed the pending works of 30 years in just 5 years,”.

KL Sharma however gave credit for his victory to the Gandhi family and the support of the Opposition-led INDIA bloc.

Sharma said,

“I had the support of the Gandhi family and the INDIA bloc. I want to give credit to the Gandhi family for this. Amethi is the land of Gandhi. Humbleness will work in Amethi and not arrogance. All credit for the significant result goes to Priyanka Gandhi,”

KL Sharma was also congratulated by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who said that she was sure from the beginning that he would win.

Priyanka Gandhi posted in Hindi on X,

“Kishori bhaiya, I never had any doubts, I was sure from the beginning that you would win. Hearty congratulations to you and my dear brothers and sisters of Amethi!” 

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