New Delhi: Smriti Irani, who on Wednesday assumed charge as the Textiles Minister, took to a popular Hindi song to answer questions on being shifted from the HRD Ministry, where her tenure was marred by controversies.
Asked if the move was to give her more time to focus on next year's assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, she quoted a line from a popular Hindi song: "Kuchh toh log kahenge logon ka kaam hai kehna" (people are bound to say things because it is their job to say something).
Irani, who had a successful stint as a TV actress, plunged into politics and fought unsuccessfully against Rahul Gandhi from Amethi in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
In a move that surprised many in the political circles, Irani was assigned the HRD portfolio after the BJP-led NDA came to power in May 2014.
Updated Date: Jul 06, 2016 18:10 PM