Astrologer visit: Don't breach decorum, Irani tells media

Astrologer visit: Don't breach decorum, Irani tells media

HRD Minister Smriti Irani today slammed the media over the reports of her visit to an astrologer in Rajasthan, saying they should not "breach the decorum" as the matter concerns her private life.

"Whatever happens in my private life... it would be wise if you do not breach the decorum," Irani told reporters here in reaction to the said reports.

According to media reports, Irani and her husband paid a visit to an astrologer in Bhilwara in Rajasthan yesterday.

The reports said that she spent about four hours with the astrologer, who is believed to have told her that she would one day become the President of the country. Reports said that the astrologer had earlier predicted that she would become a minister when she had been a struggling actor.

"I have a right over my private life. As a minister, whatever is my action and programmes... you have every right to ask me questions.

"What I do in my personal life, which religion I believe in, who I worship, where do I go or meet whom is not the responsibility of the media (sic)," she said.

She also quipped that "if you (media) continuously attack me and make fun of me to increase your TRP and finance, then I consider myself fortunate".

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
GET IT
Comments (+)