See You In Court: Smriti Irani To Gandhi Family: Under attack from the Congress over an alleged “illegal bar” run by her 18-year-old daughter in Goa, Union minister Smriti Irani hit back, saying her daughter’s fault was that her mother was “robbed of Rs 5,000” in the press.
See You In Court: Smriti Irani To Gandhi Family
Holds conferences. Crores by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. She insists that her daughter is a first year college student and does not run a bar.
The MP said, “My daughter’s mistake is that her mother holds a press conference on the loot of Rs 5,000 crore by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. Her mistake is that her mother has made a statement against Rahul Gandhi in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections fought.”
The Enforcement Directorate is questioning the Gandhi family in a money laundering case related to the National Herald. Ms Irani had addressed a press conference last month accusing the Congress of trying to protect “illegal properties worth over Rs 2,000 crore” owned by the Gandhi family after she questioned Rahul Gandhi by the probe agency was opposed.
Ms Irani told a news conference that Congress had “murdered” and “publicly distorted” her daughter’s character and challenged the opposition party to show evidence of any wrongdoing. Denying the allegation, she said she would seek answers “in the court of law and in the court of the people”.
He challenged Rahul Gandhi to contest from the Amethi Lok Sabha seat again in 2024. “I promise he will lose again,” she said.
Smriti Irani’s daughter Kirat Nagra’s lawyer has said in a statement that her client neither owns nor operates the restaurant named Silly Souls Goa and has not received any show-cause notice from any authority as alleged has gone.
Kirat Nagra said that there are various “false, frivolous, malicious and defamatory social media posts being made by various vested quarters trying to settle the political score with our client’s mother, noted politician Smriti Irani, each of which is blatantly false” based on”.
Terming the allegations as “baseless”, the lawyer said, “It is unfortunate that they have resorted to false propaganda only to sensationalise a non-issue without ascertaining the true facts and to completely discredit our client as a daughter.” With the predetermined purpose of defaming the political leader.”
Observing that it is a “very serious issue”, the Congress also shared a copy of the show cause notice given to the bar and alleged that the excise officer who served the notice was allegedly being transferred after pressure from the authorities.
Party spokesperson Pawan Khera has claimed that the license of the bar has been taken in the name of a person who has been dead for more than a year.
The Grand Old Party has demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should sack Smriti Irani
Goa Excise Commissioner Narayan Gad on July 21 issued a show-cause notice to the restaurant after receiving a complaint from lawyer and activist Ayers Rodrigues. Mr Rodrigues says the owners had submitted “fraudulent and fabricated documents” to obtain the license.
He has also alleged that the BJP government of Goa has started the process of transfer of the Excise Commissioner after the notice was issued.
Responding to Ms. Irani’s press conference, Mr. Rodrigues said that “the whole world knows that this upmarket ‘Silly Souls Cafe & Bar’ is managed and operated by the family of Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani in Asgao village, Goa. Bhauta is done in Vaddo. And there is ample evidence to this effect”.
He further said that during the hearing regarding the notice on July 29, we will get to know about the ghost running the show. He also claimed that Smriti Irani’s family has other prominent properties in Goa which should be probed by investigative agencies.