In a packed hall at the Women in the World Summit, India, the minister was booed by the audience after she made the statement saying, "Women in India are not told what to wear. They are not dictated how to wear any thing."

In the audience which included veteran journalists, filmmakers, civil society members, international figures like US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, Irani was left spell-bounded to her statement.

While in conversation with media personality Tina Brown, Smriti was asked about  the growing intolerance issue in the country and the returning of awards, Irani resorted to the 'freedom' of Indian women.

On being asked why she chose Bharatiya Janata Party as her career stream in politics, she said, "I am from a swayamsevak ideological family background, so I chose this party to begin my career with.''

Irani also mentioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi as being her biggest mentor.

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