Right now the entire nation is talking about BJP's massive victory and the one party member who is being talked about the most is Smriti Irani.
She not only took on Congress President Rahul Gandhi in his ancestral constituency, Amethi, but also defeated him, registering a historic win.
This was her winning tweet.
कौन कहता है आसमां में सुराख नहीं हो सकता ...— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) May 23, 2019
In a head-to-head battle Smriti Irani is leading by nearly 38,000 votes. This is huge considering the fact that Amethi has elected a non-Congress MP only twice before this.
Rahul Gandhi also conceded his defeat even before the declaration of results by the Election Commission.
I accept the verdict of the people of India 🇮🇳— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 23, 2019
Congratulations to the winners, Mr Modi & the NDA.
Thank you to the people of Wayanad for electing me as your MP.
Thank you also to the people of Amethi.
Thank you Congress workers & leaders for your hard work in this campaign.
Amethi Lok Sabha constituency is known to be a Congress party stronghold since 1967 elections. All the major Congress leaders, Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi fought their first Lok Sabha battles from here.
While Rahul Gandhi won this seat easily in 2004 and 2009, he faced a stiff competition from BJP leader Smriti Irani in 2014.
In 2014, Smriti Irani lost to Rahul Gandhi by over 1 lakh votes, but this didn't deter her from fighting from the same constituency in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Today the person who has emerged as the True Fighter is @smritiirani.— Aditi A (@AditiAnarayanan) May 23, 2019
Despite losing in 2014, she kept the momentum going..she visited #Amethi more than @RahulGandhi
Hard work does pay off!! And how!
RG's over confidence cost him big this time!#LokSabhaElectionResults2019 pic.twitter.com/cihQADuHSt
The woman who took every challenge head on @smritiirani heartiest congratulations for a well deserved win.— rekha sharma (@sharmarekha) May 23, 2019
For me this was the 'Mother of all Contests'. The firebrand leader of BJP demolished the traditional fort of Rahul Gandhi in Amethi. Her persistent struggle paid off. Hats off to @smritiirani #Amethi pic.twitter.com/M54N3ZhtqW— Robin Pasricha™ (@robin_osho) May 23, 2019
Hoping she keeps the promises made to the people of Amethi.