At the Words Count Festival 2019 in Pune, Union Minister Smriti Irani was speaking to the attendees when she said that she will leave politics the day PM Narendra Modi decides to retire.
When people asked her if she would ever become the pradhan sevak, she said ‘never.’ She said that she had been fortunate enough to work under charismatic leaders like Narendra Modi and Atul Bihari Vajpayee.
However, if Modi chose to retire or step down, she too would leave Indian politics as she did not wish to serve under anyone else.
However, netizens had the funniest reactions to this news. Some pointed out how in 2004, Smriti Irani had promised to fast unto death until the then CM, Modi, resigned. Clearly, that did not happen and people are now finding it difficult to trust her.
Check out what they have to say:
Flashback to 2002, the same Smriti Irani said that she would go on an indefinite fast till Narendra Modi didn’t resign as Gujarat CM.
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) February 4, 2019
Smriti Irani : Will leave Politics the moment Modiji hangs his boots.
She also left studies when she found out Modiji didn't study much either.
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) February 4, 2019
Smriti Irani says she will quit politics when Modiji hangs his boots.
Basically, that's the political version of Sati.
— Punster® (@Pun_Starr) February 4, 2019
Smriti Irani provides an added incentive to vote out Modi. Two for the price of one. https://t.co/tjfWduTBdp
— RKHURIA (@rkhuria) February 4, 2019
Will quit Acting the day Smriti Irani hangs her sandals : Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/tGJqvb48Oh
— Zee Republic (@ZeeRepublic) February 4, 2019
Will quit politics the day PM Modi hangs his boots": Smriti Irani..see what happened after that…😜👇🏻🤪😂👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/BViWdq4HF1
— Deepak Shukla® دیپک شکلا (@Deep4INC) February 4, 2019
‘I will leave politics the day Narendra Modi retires,’ says Union minister Smriti Irani
In 2004 December the same Smriti Irani threatened to "fast unto death" until then Gujarat CM modi resigned, blaming him for BJP's electoral losses
So, I do not take her seriously pic.twitter.com/tBrQvUTMBV
— Neha (@YourGirlNeha) February 4, 2019
— Joy (@Joydas) February 4, 2019
Let's get rid of these both fake degree holders at one shot!
— Priyanka Gandhi (@WithPGV) February 4, 2019
Pop-up entire day : Anna hazare to return padma award.
Anna Hazare accuses BJP of using him.
— Divesh Singh (@YippeekiYay_DH) February 4, 2019
Smriti irani : i Will quit politics the day PM Modi hangs his boots.
Modi : pic.twitter.com/p9T0WeLsn0
— Azy (@AzyConTroll) February 4, 2019
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