On Day 2 of Amethi visit, Smriti Irani wins hearts, distributes laptops to Lekhpals, tricycles for disabled
Union Minister Smriti Irani continued to impress people in her constituency Amethi with extraordinary gestures and strike a chord with them during her two-day visit.
Smriti Irani, on her second day visit to her constituency on Sunday, began her day by meeting party workers in Gauriganj and also chaired a meeting of the district officials at the collectorate.
She later distributed tricycles to the disabled and doled out laptops to 246 Lekhpals and asked them to avail digital services made available to them by the government.
"It's a good initiative by the government. We should aim to set an example for the country by availing digital services in every village so that people don't have to line up outside government offices. This will improve our efficiency and will also save time," said one of the lekhpals who received a laptop from Smriti Irani.
Smriti Irani is the new Amethi Lok Sabha MP who unseated Congress president Rahul Gandhi from his home turf in the last election.
Smriti Irani also provided polio drops to young children and attended the 'Annaprashan' programme (rituals of first feeding to a child). She also fed the little ones with her own hands and blessed the expectant mothers with a basket full of fruits and dry fruits during the "Godbharai" ceremony.
Smriti Irani asked Amethi's district administration officials to ensure that the problem of any person reaching them from her constituency is resolved within a week.
"The officials have been instructed to hear the grievances of people on priority and solve their problems within a week. It's good to see all the officers actively working on Sunday as well. This is how you make way for development," Smriti Irani said.
She also chaired a meeting of district officials in Raebareli and also distributed laptops to lekhpals in UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's constituency before concluding her two-day visit.
Earlier on Saturday, Smriti Irani in Amethi took an ailing woman to hospital in her convoy ambulance.
Smriti Irani also met the family of Surendra Singh, the former village head of Barauli and a close aide of the union minister, who was shot dead last month while he was asleep at his residence.
She also laid the foundation stone for road projects in Amethi during her visit and distributed keys to the beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and inaugurated shelter home for destitute cattles.
Smriti Irani also addressed a public gathering along with Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Saturday to thank the voters and promised to work for the development in her constituency.
"A social revolution has taken place here. People voted for the BJP to show that democracy has not been made for a 'namdaar' (dynast). Earlier, people living here used to search for their MP. I promise to serve you a sister and will also get my home constructed here (Amethi)," Smriti Irani said.
(With inputs from agencies)