The union HRD minister Smriti Irani landed in a trouble as a local court in Delhi accepted a plea against her alleging that she submitted fake educational credentials.
The court, while taking the cognizance of he complaint has posted the hearing to 28 August. The lawyers of Smriti Irani have said that the court gave time to complainant to prove his allegations. They, however, said that the court must have not taken cognizance.
It may be noted that Smriti Irani-in her election affidavit filed during 20o4 elections-mentioned that she completed her Bachelor of Arts in 1996 from Delhi University. On contrary, she has mentioned that she’s a Bachelor of Commerce graduate in affidavit filed for Rajya Sabha polls in 2011.
Meanwhile, Congress party demanded Smriti Irani to resign to HRD ministry. It may be recalled that Smriti Irani came under heavy criticism when she was offered HRD. She then appealed to the people to judge her by her work and not by her education. BJP, so far, has not responded to fake degree row.