Smriti Irani: News

Smriti Irani is the current Union Cabinet Minister for Textiles and Women and Child Development. She is also a MP representing Amethi Lok Sabha constituency, which was a Congress stronghold once. In 2019, she defeated former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi by a huge margin of 55,120 votes, which was called a surprising feat. In the earlier BJP government, formed in 2014, Smriti was the HRD minister, which was mired with controversies. She was then given the textile ministry, after which she was made the Information and Broadcasting minister. She is also an actress, who shot to fame in the role of Tulsi Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, her third TV series that spanned for 8 long years, from 2000.

30 May 2023

Narendra Modi

Eyeing 2024 polls, BJP begins 'Khane pe Charcha' in UP

After the successful "chai pe charcha" campaign before the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now gearing up for the party's new campaign "khane pe charcha" or "tiffin pe charcha" ahead of the 2024 polls.

05 Apr 2023

Karnataka Election

Karnataka polls: Before Kichcha Sudeep, these were BJP's star campaigners

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reportedly chosen Kannada actor Kichcha Sudeep as the star campaigner for the upcoming Karnataka elections which are scheduled for May 10. Apart from Sudeep, the BJP has also deployed some of its best political heavy-weights in the poll-bound state.

01 Apr 2023

West Bengal

Smriti Irani slams Mamata Banerjee over Ram Navami violence

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday over the recent violence in the state's Howrah during a Ram Navami procession.

30 Mar 2023

Amit Malviya

BJP's Amit Malviya gets legal notice for defaming Congress leader

Amid Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's controversy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT cell chief Amit Malviya has received a legal notice for defaming Youth Congress chief BV Srinivas.

25 Mar 2023


Highlights from Smriti Irani's appearance on 'The Slow Interview'

Model-actor turned politician Smriti Irani has seen it all.

15 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Parliament to witness stormy session as RaGa likely to attend

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is expected to attend the Parliament on Wednesday amid the Centre's demands for an apology from him for allegedly undermining the Indian democracy.

18 Feb 2023


Shah Rukh Khan, Ekta Kapoor attend Smriti Irani's daughter's reception

Union minister Smriti Irani hosted a lavish wedding reception for her daughter Shanelle Irani and son-in-law Arjun Bhalla in Mumbai on Friday.

17 Feb 2023

George Soros

BJP hits back after George Soros wades into Adani-Hindenburg row

Following billionaire investor George Soros's claim that the ongoing turmoil involving Gautam Adani's empire may pave the way for a democratic revival in India, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani responded to "foreign powers who try to intervene in India's democratic processes."

10 Feb 2023


Who is Smriti Irani's son-in-law Arjun Bhalla

Union cabinet minister Smriti Irani and her husband Zubin Irani's daughter Shanelle Irani got hitched to Arjun Bhalla in a lavish ceremony held at Khimsar Fort on Thursday (November 9).

09 Feb 2023


Smriti Irani's daughter Shanelle to get hitched in Rajasthan today 

The wedding season is currently going on in all its glory in India's favorite nuptial venue: Rajasthan.

20 Dec 2022

Ajay Rai

'Not unparliamentary': Congress's Ajay Rai defends 'latka-jhatka' jibe at Irani

Congress leader Ajay Rai on Tuesday defended his "latka-jhatka" comment against Union minister and Amethi MP Smriti Irani, claiming the words are not "unparliamentary" but "colloquial language."

30 Jul 2022


We own the bar: Goan family claims amid Irani row

A fresh element has surfaced in the controversy that linked Union Minister Smriti Irani's daughter to the alleged unlawful operation of a Goa restaurant and bar.

29 Jul 2022

Delhi High Court

Irani case: Delhi HC orders Congress leaders to remove tweets

Amid the ongoing illegal bar row in Goa, Union Minister Smriti Irani scored a big win in a defamation suit against Congress leaders.

28 Jul 2022

Lok Sabha

Ruckus in Lok Sabha over addressing President Murmu as 'Rashtrapatni'

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday slammed Congress for the alleged "undignified" remarks of its leader for President Droupadi Murmu.

24 Jul 2022


Goa bar row: Irani sends legal notice to Congress leaders

Union Minister Smriti Irani has sent a legal notice to Congress leaders over allegations that her daughter was running a bar on an illegal license in Goa's Assagao area.

23 Jul 2022


Smriti Irani's family restaurant receives notice over illegal liquor license

A posh Goa eatery, operated by Union minister Smriti Irani's daughter Zoish Irani, has made headlines for its contentious process of renewing a liquor license in the name of a long-deceased individual.

11 Apr 2022


Petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged for 5th consecutive day

The general public can breathe a sigh of relief as fuel prices in India remained unchanged for the fifth consecutive day on Monday.

26 Dec 2021


Smriti Irani welcomes future son-in-law through witty Instagram post

Smriti Irani, the Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development, has some good news!

21 Dec 2021

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha: Smriti Irani introduces bill on women's marriage age

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday introduced the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in the Lok Sabha.

Professor jailed for derogatory comments against Smriti Irani on Facebook

A professor from Uttar Pradesh has been jailed for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Union Minister Smriti Irani on social media earlier this year.

24 Dec 2020


Smriti Irani allegedly sought Rs. 25 lakh bribe, case registered

Shooter Vartika Singh has reportedly registered a case against Union Minister for Women and Child Development and three others for alleged corruption.

28 Oct 2020


Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

Smriti Irani claims domestic violence didn't increase during lockdown

Locked down India became disastrous for some women, who had to share the same roof with their abusers round the clock. Several reports suggested that domestic violence saw a spike after March when restrictions were enforced to contain coronavirus' spread.

08 Feb 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

#Elections2020: Kejriwal's advice for women on polling day miffs Irani

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister Smriti Irani had a verbal duel on Twitter after the former gave a suggestion to women regarding Assembly Elections that are underway.

10 Jan 2020

Deepika Padukone

Now, Smriti Irani slams Deepika Padukone for visiting JNU

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is back in headlines after violence rocked the institution on Sunday.

13 Dec 2019


'Rape in India' remark: BJP demands Rahul's apology, he refuses

The Parliament witnessed a huge uproar on Friday with BJP's representatives tearing into Rahul Gandhi for his remarks about rapes.

07 Aug 2019


#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP leader to be cremated with full state honors

A prolific leader, a brilliant orator, and one of the most-loved politicians of India, Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67.

10 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi hits 10 million followers on Twitter

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi hit the mark of 10 million followers on Twitter today.

23 Jun 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Unlike Rahul, Smriti decides to build her house in Amethi

For more than a decade, Uttar Pradesh's Amethi had an absent parliamentarian- Rahul Gandhi.

19 Jun 2019


Happy birthday RaGa: Seven gifts that Congress President (desperately) needs

Despite being the great-grandson of the longest-serving Prime Minister of India, the grandson of India's first woman PM, and son of the country's youngest state head, Rahul Gandhi isn't having the best of times.

17 Jun 2019

Lok Sabha

Smriti gets longest applause while taking oath in Lok Sabha

2019 Lok Sabha elections marked the death of dynasty politics and showed that voters are done pleading allegiance to a certain family.

08 Jun 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Smriti Irani shared throwback picture, and Internet loved it

Once, Smriti Irani was the most sought after "bahu" (daughter-in-law) on Indian television and then she jumped into politics.

08 Jun 2019

Delhi Police

Meet the IAS-officer who will be Amit Shah's private secretary

There have been enough indications to prove Union Home Minister Amit Shah will enjoy the maximum clout in the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

02 Jun 2019


Smriti Irani 2.0: New HRD Minister Pokhriyal's degrees also fake?

It has been a couple of days, and the newly-appointed Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, finds himself in the center of a controversy.

29 May 2019

Lok Sabha

After winning Amethi, Smriti visits SiddhiVinayak, walks barefoot for 14-km

A few days after her historic win in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, Smriti Irani walked barefoot for 14 kilometer to Mumbai's SiddhiVinayak Temple.

27 May 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Amethi: Smriti Irani to ensure death sentence for aide's killers

When Congress President Rahul Gandhi was defeated by Smriti Irani, he asked the BJP leader to "take care" of Amethi.

26 May 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Amethi: Smriti Irani lends shoulder to close aide's mortal remains

Newly-elected BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, Smriti Irani, on Sunday attended the funeral of her close aide, Surendra Singh, and also lent a shoulder to his mortal remains.

26 May 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Amethi: Smriti Irani's close aide shot dead at his home

In a shocking event, a close aide of Bharatiya Janata Party's Smriti Irani was shot dead at his residence in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, police said on Sunday.

25 May 2019


#Verdict2019: In a first, India elects 78 women MPs

Elections 2019 were unique in more ways than one: the country rejected the dynasty politics once and for all, rich candidates lost their deposits like never before and Indians chose a record 78 women MPs this time.

24 May 2019

Uttar Pradesh

'Got indication of Rahul's Amethi failure in 2014': Smriti Irani

Without a shred of doubt, the biggest winner of 2019 Lok Sabha elections is Union Minister Smriti Irani who defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.