Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani won Amethi by a margin of over 55,000 votes and defeated Rahul Gandhi. Taking to her Twitter handle Irani thanked its people for believing in BJP and making her victorious.
“Ek Nayi Subah Amethi ke Liye, Ek Naya Sankalp. Dhanywaad Amethi. Shat Shat Naman. Aapne Vikas Par Vishwas Jataya, Kamal ka Phool Khilaya. Amethi ka Aabhaar (A new morning for Amethi, a new resolution. Thank you Amethi for believing in development and making the lotus bloom. I extend my heartfelt thanks to Amethi),” she tweeted.
According to the Election Commission website, Irani polled 4,68,514 votes while Gandhi secured 4,13,394 votes. The victory margin for Irani is 55,120 votes.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Gandhi had defeated Irani by 1,07,903 votes.