Congress general secretary and in-charge for eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accused the BJP of distributing money, sarees and shoes in Amethi. Priyanka said the BJP had ignored the real issues of employment, education and health. Union Minister and BJP candidate from Amethi, Smriti Irani, was quick to hit back. "I am happy that Mrs Vadra is counting the number of times I came to Amethi. She is counting because she is unable to tell public where was the MP missing for 15 years," Smriti Irani said.