Amethi: Union minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani on Thursday filed her nomination from Amethi parliamentary constituency for the Lok Sabha elections.
Smriti performed a puja ahead of filing her nomination in Amethi where she is pitted against Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Her husband Zubin Irani was also present at the puja.
Rahul Gandhi, a three-time MP from Amethi, had filed his nomination papers on Wednesday. He was accompanied by his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and sister and Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Priyanka's husband Robert Vadra and their two sons were also present.
Polling will be held in Amethi on 6 May during the fifth phase of the general elections.
In the 2014 general elections, Rahul Gandhi had defeated Smriti Irani by a margin of around one lakh votes.
The seven-phase Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh started on Thursday and will end on 19 May. Counting of votes will be held on 23 May.
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Updated Date: Apr 11, 2019 16:38:32 IST