Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Smriti Irani has said that he goes to poor people’s houses for “showoff” unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi who does not do so and understands what poverty means.
She said this on the occasion of B R Ambedkar’s birth anniversary.
She said the prime minister was working to fulfill Ambedkar’s dreams of making India a prosperous country and removing inequality by uplifting the Dalits and the down trodden.
“Our PM has faced poverty from his childhood, he used to assist his family in selling tea at the railway station, he doesn’t need to go anywhere (like that leader) for showoff. He can very well understand what poverty means for poor,” she told a gathering at Modi’s newly-adopted village Nagepur under the ‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’.
The Union HRD minister also congratulated the prime minister for his efforts that led the UN to observe the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar for the first time.
Irani also dedicated a digitalised Anganwadi centre cum Nand ghar and unveiled Ambedkar’s statue in the village on the occasion.