Union textiles minister Smriti Irani on Saturday inaugurated a 'digital village' in Amethi, the parliamentary constituency of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Accompanied by district officials and BJP leaders, Ms Irani, who unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, inaugurated the digital village at the common service centre of the Information and Technology ministry at Pindara Thakur village.
She is also scheduled to inaugurate the digital banking service under the 'Digital India' initiative in Amethi town after which she will return to the capital.
The village would be digitally linked to the outside world in a formal ceremony on September 1 by Irani, dubbed as Gandhi's arch-rival, working over time to unseat him in the next Lok Sabha elections.
She had fought the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Amethi but had lost to Gandhi by over 1 lakh votes.