Amethi: As was being expected, outspoken Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smruti Irani is seen giving a close contest to Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh where counting process for the General Election-2019 is underway.
As per the latest figures, the former actor was leading Rahul Gandhi with a margin of 2000 votes till 11 am. However, the Gandhi scion later took over her in the race.
However, Rahul, who is also contesting from Wayanad in Kerala witnessed a lead with huge margin there from his nearest rival.
Notably, the former tele actress had fought and lost to Rahul from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in 2014 General Election in the country. This time she had campaigned aggressively in Amethi and launched a sharp attack on the Congress president of neglecting hisown constituency.
At the height of the poll campaign, the Congress president visited Amethi only once and held a roadshow ahead of filing nomination papers.