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Union Minister Smriti Irani confronted by Mahila Congress Chief Netta D’Souza on inflation during flight

Was Union Minister Smriti Irani harassed and accosted by Mahila Congress president Netta D’souza while deboarding the flight upon arrival at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwhati? Assam Minister

Was Union Minister Smriti Irani harassed and accosted by Mahila Congress president Netta D’souza while deboarding the flight upon arrival at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwhati? Assam Minister Pijush Hazarika has slammed the behaviour of the Congress leader, which he said went against the spirit of Assamese values and ethos.

Hazarika added that the aerobridge was no place to engage in debates as there are an ample number of democratic platforms for such a conversation. In fact, Hazarika termed the Congress leader’s behaviour as abusive.

A video uploaded by D’zouza on her Twitter account shows her questioning Irani about the rising cost of fuel and gas. Irani was heard requesting D’souza not to block the exit of fellow passengers and also accused the Congress leader of putting out misleading facts.

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Irani was also heard telling D’sousa that it was inappropriate to accost someone in this manner. Irani also gave details of the Modi government’s initiatives for the public as D’sousa kept on questioning her.

The episode did not go down well with the Assam BJP.

Taking to Twitter, Assam Minister Pijush Hazarika wrote, “In our culture, guests have the status of God. The abusive manner in which Congress Mahila President harassed and accosted Smriti Irani ji at Guwahati airport is not reflective of our warm Assamese culture.

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First Published: 10th April, 2022 17:47 IST

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