Guwahati : Union Minister of Textiles, Women and Child Development Smriti Irani arrived Guwahati on Tuesday. She landed at Guwahati airport and headed straightway to Brahmaputra Guest House. She will meet Assam Chief Minister today.
She is serving in the cabinet of Prime Minister Modi as Minister of Textiles and was given additional charge as Minister of Women and Child Development in the second cabinet of Modi.
In the last Lok Sabha elections Smriti Irani defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi from Amethi. Gandhi’s family had previously represented the constituency for four decades.
Prior to this, she was a Member of the Rajya Sabha for Gujarat and held multiple portfolios as a Minister.
It may be mentioned that Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) winning candidate from Amethi, Smriti Irani had visited the Bagala Temple adjacent to Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati on May 28.
The BJP leader had visited the popular historic temple of Assam to offer prayers after winning the elections.
It is to be mentioned that Smriti Irani had defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, which was believed to be the most loyal constituency for the Gandhi family.