1. Smriti Irani educational qualifications row: Setback for BJP leader

Smriti Irani educational qualifications row: Setback for BJP leader

In a setback for Union HRD Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani, a Delhi Court today took cognizance of a complaint filed against her for allegedly misrepresenting facts about educational qualifications in her election affidavits.

By: | Published: June 24, 2015 7:59 PM

In a setback for Union HRD Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani, a Delhi Court today took cognizance of a complaint filed against her for allegedly misrepresenting facts about educational qualifications in her election affidavits.

The court has set August 28 as the next date of hearing.

“Yes, the court has found the plea maintainable, but only to the extent that the complainant must show proof on the day of hearing,” said Smriti Irani’s counsel.

The court had earlier reserved its order on an application filed against Smriti Irani for allegedly furnishing wrong information about her educational qualification in affidavits filed with the Election Commission till June 24.

Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain had earlier adjourned the matter till June 1 after imposing a fine on the complainant for non appearance.

The complainant has alleged that Smriti Irani had given ‘false information’ about her educational qualifications before the ECI while filing the nomination.

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    asok
    Jun 24, 2015 at 8:56 pm
    BJP should get rid of these ministers who are not qualified to head vital ministry like HRD which is linked with future of billions of youths of country. It is matter of utter disgust that BJP govt is not sensitive regarding future of youths of country. HRD minister should be appointed from people like AZIMJI PREMJI, NILEKANI, NARAIN MURTHY ETC who put this country on map of world creating jobs for millions of people who are biggest ets of country and major source of income like Rs5lacs crores per annum. This objective is not achieved even country like USA. Modi should learn lesson from these people rather than surrounded by fake and corrupt politicians who are now become liability for country.
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