Somebody with Smriti Irani ’s credentials doesn’t deserve to make it big according to the Lutyens media. And yet here she is, mandated with the job to regulate her haters.
Apart from the fact that this is poetic justice at its best, the reasoning behind the necessity of Smriti Irani being entrusted with the Information and Broadcasting Ministry shouldn’t be lost.
The ministry was held previously by Venkaiah Naidu, who will now move on to become the vice-president of India. Among the key reasons she has been anointed as his replacement, is the fact that his way of functioning wasn’t particularly beneficial to the government or the country. A new work ethic was, undoubtedly, the need of the hour.
Here we look at Smriti Irani’s Epic Outburst in Parliament in February 2016 when she jack-hammered each and every opponent of her. This was the time when Entire Opposition was using Rohith Vemula is a political tool. And JNU was witnessing a massive anti-government protest led by Left-Wing Student Unions.
Smriti Irani on Rohith Vemula:
I spoke about Rohith Vemulaas a kid and not as a Dalit student.
Rohith’s body was used as a political tool, a doctor was not allowed to visit him till 6:30 next morning.
Jis Council ne ye decision liya tha ki Rohith Vemula ko barkhast kiya jaye use Congress ne appoint kiya tha
No doctor was permitted to go near Rohith Vemula. No attempt was made to revive the child. Even the police was allowed next morning. If the vertebrate does not break and even if the pulse falls down to 30 or 40 he can be revived. Who declared him dead?
Smriti Irani on JNU:
Mahisasur Martyrdom Day refers to Goddess Durga as “sex worker” who tricked Mahisasur, a dark skinned man and killed him later. “Is this freedom of speech? I want to know if Rahul Gandhi, Saugata Roy or Saugata Bose would like to discuss this freedom of speech. I fail to understand the depravity of these so-called students,”
Omar Khalid misled the JNU administration, he said in an application form that he was organizing poetry reading
JNU authorities recommended suspension of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and DSU member Umar Khalid
Smriti Irani on Rahul Gandhi:
Had Rahul Gandhi requested me to accompany him to JNU and jointly appealed to the students to remember what nationalism is I would have happily gone. But he did not do that. My request is help me build this not destroy it from within
Rahul Gandhi is an opportunist; he never went twice for the Telangana movement where 600 students died but this ‘child’ was used as political fodder.
Have you ever seen Rahul Gandhi go to one spot twice? No, he saw a political opportunity, so he went to JNU.
Smriti Irani on Congress and the Opposition:
I have myself requested to every VC to listen to all children
Opposition only interested in politics and not hearing my response
They introduced conflict between communities at a very young age. A book written by Teesta Setalvad, commissioned by Kapil Sibal during UPA, for teachers of students of class 4, created differences between students on religious lines.
Even Indira Gandhi lost power, but his son never supported anti-national forces. Don’t make education a political battlefield; I request everyone to stop treating children as votebanks
Smriti Irani about herself:
I am disturbed by the fact some people are questioning my integrity as a minister. I have solved thousands of issues that have come to me in my capacity as a minister
I have been accused that with which authority do I write letters to Universities. MPs who want admission for their kids come to me. I will never apologise for writing letters as I just did my duty. In my 20 months as minister, I have served my country, people without any prejudice. My ministry also responded to letters of Shashi Tharoor and TMC MP Saugata Roy. We also replied to AIMIM chief Owaisi’s letter
There still are many VCs appointed by UPA, I challenge that even if one of them says I do saffronization I will leave politics
My name is Smriti Irani. I challenge you to ask me my caste
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself