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The North Remembers: Smriti Irani marks Amethi win with 'GOT' reference

The BJP leader took Congress bastion Amethi from Rahul Gandhi in a historic win.

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Updated: May 25, 2019, 09.19 AM IST
Smriti Irani leaves after the conclusion of the Cabinet meeting, at South Block, in New Delhi.
Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, who in a historic win took Congress bastion Amethi from Rahul Gandhi by 55K votes, made a 'Game of Thrones' reference to celebrate her victory.

The BJP leader shared a picture from the recently-concluded hit HBO series saying, "The North Remembers".

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On Twitter, she quoted a line by famous Hindi poet Dushyant Kumar, to celebrate the landmark moment, "Kaun kehta hai aasmaan mein suraakh nahin ho sakta."

The nail-biting battle between the Congress chief and the 43-year-old former actress had previously also led to Twitterati bringing out their best meme game.

Also Read: Lok Sabha results: Smriti Irani ahead of RaGa in Amethi, and Twitter can't handle it

This, however, isn't Irani's first reference to the show. Earlier, she had compared Jon Snow returning from the dead to her co-star Mihir in 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi'.

Gandhi, who won in Wayanad, had congratulated Irani for her victory while accepting responsibility for the Congress's poor show, in a press conference.

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The 17th Lok Sabha elections are over. In what was seen as a neck-and-neck game of thrones, some proved victorious with an impressive margin, while the rest had to the join the line of the unfortunate.Some sons and daughters, who joined the political race could not prove as convincing in the political game as their parents.Take a look at the political scions who failed to make it.

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