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Smriti Irani's victory in Amethi biggest upset of modern Indian politics

AMETHI. JP leader Smriti Irani created history by defeating Rahul Gandhi and conquering the Congress bastion of nearly four decades and made her victory the biggest upset of modern day Indian politics.

The sleepy and dusty town of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh came alive with BJP supporters coming out on the streets taking out victory marches and chanting slogans of "Jai Sri Ram" and "Modi Zindabad" throwing saffron colour in the air in celebration.

The sentiment among the supporters was that Congress president who was a Member of Parliament from Amethi since 2004, was cut off from ground reality.

Rahul Gandhi's mother Sonia Gandhi represented the constituency between 1999 and 2004. His father Rajiv Gandhi and uncle Sanjay Gandhi also won from Amethi.

Amethi is a backward area lacking in basic development and it is barely 100 km from the state capital Lucknow.
(updated on May 23rd, 2019)