Bhavnagar: Union minister Smriti Irani's sword dance during a cultural programme at Bhavnagar in Gujarat is doing the rounds on social media.

The traditional dance called the 'talwar raas' was performed by Union minister for textiles and women and child development Smriti Irani along with the students at Shri Swaminarayan Gurukul in Bhavnagar.

During the event, minister Irani said she could not resist the urge to perform the traditional dance after watching girls put up a stellar display.


“When I expressed my desire to perform this dance after watching the girls, Jitubhai cautioned me saying it could be difficult for me, particularly when I am supposed to do it with two swords.”           

 “On hearing that, Bharatiben told him I have finished (someone) in Amethi without even using swords,” said Irani, triggering laughter in the audience.

Speaking on the occasion, she slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who was defeated by her in Amethi in the Lok Sabha polls held this year in May.

Referring to Rahul Gandhi, she said that dealing with two swords was not that difficult as she had already defeated Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.