Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated the seventh edition of Home Expo India 2018 at Greater Noida.
Targeting the Congress for the "lack of development" in Amethi, Irani said works which the Gandhi family ignored for 5 decades have been done in the 4 years of Modi govt.
Smriti Irani said unlike the previous governments that had forgotten about development, the BJP-led central government was working for the welfare of the people.
Irani said stern action will be taken against those found guilty in Unnao case, and condemned what she said were efforts to "politicise" such cases.
Smriti Irani said the Lok Sabha constituency of Amethi, a bastion of the Gandhi family, has "deserted" its current MP, Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
The Congress urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak out on the CBSE paper leak issue and provide a solution to students who had been affected by it.
Irani took a swipe at Rahul amid allegations that his party had shared user data with a Singapore-based firm from its official app "WithINC".
For the first time, an inter-Ministerial panel will be constituted, with a fund of Rs 1,000 crore, to boost R&D and tech transfer in the silk sector, Smriti Irani said.
"Such a huge hike is made for the first time to avoid scarcity of fund for providing financial assistance to the journalists and their families," the source said.
The Congress attacked Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, saying "her unbridled whims and anger" was making "employees of DD/AIR suffer".