In a recent interview to TOI, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has taken a dig at Rahul Gandhi, amid speculations of Rahul Gandhi's alleged promotion to Congress chief, saying it would work out well for BJP.
On being asked about the possibility of Rahul as Cong chief in the interview, Smriti Irani had this pert reply ready:
"It is achche din for us."
On being asked about why she takes so many digs at Rahul Gandhi, she said she only does it because she is 'asked by journalists'.
On being asked about why she so frequently gets involved in scarps over social media, she says she 'gets attacked because she gives it back' :
'There will be expected attack on anyone who becomes HRD minister in this (BJP) government. During UPA, no ideological attack was made by intellectuals who were concerned about the state of education. Nobody spoke about the fact that the RTE Act of 2009 gave 25% reservation to poor chil-dren in private schools but there was no financial provision. Under this government, we facilitated entry of poor children into private schools.. I get attacked because I give it back. "