Smriti Irani tweets after defeating Rahul Gandhi in Amethi


Union minister Smriti Irani has pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the Indian general election, defeating Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in his home turf Amethi.

In a tweet, Irani, who defeated Gandhi by more than 52,000 votes, said nothing is impossible.

Rahul, who has consistently won the Amethi seat since 2004, conceded defeat during a brief press meet late Thursday.

"I want Smriti Irani ji to keep people's faith and take care of Amethi with love," he told reporters.

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