Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was unusually combative today as she countered the BJP's Smriti Irani, who is taking on her brother Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president, in his three-time constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. Smriti Irani had come and "distributed shoes" in Amethi as an insult, she said. "The people of Amethi and Raebareli have never begged. Whoever is insulting you, you have to give it back to them," Priyanka Gandhi said to a small crowd at one of her meetings in Amethi, the constituency of her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, where Smriti Irani is his challenger for the second time. The union minister's campaign is largely focused on projecting Rahul Gandhi as a "missing MP" who has neglected his constituency for years.