Modi congratulates Shah, Irani for election to Rajya Sabha


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated BJP chief Amit Shah and Union minister Smriti Irani on being elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat.

Shah makes his maiden entry to the Rajya Sabha.

Irani, who is Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Textiles, was re-elected to the upper House of Parliament in the polls held yesterday.

“Congratulations to BJP President @AmitShah & ministerial colleague @smritiirani on getting elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat,” Modi tweeted.

The prime minister also congratulated Shah for completing three years as the BJP chief and noted that the party’s base had expanded during this period.

“Congratulations to Shri @AmitShah on completing 3 successful years as @BJP4India President,” he said in another tweet.

Modi said that under Shah’s leadership, the BJP has expanded its base in several areas and diligently worked towards nation-building