- Smriti Irani filed nomination for Lok Sabha 2019 from Amethi yesterday
- In nomination paper, she said she has not completed graduation
- Congress mocked Smriti Irani saying her qualification changes every poll season
The Congress has questioned the educational qualification of Bharatiya Janata Party’s Smriti Irani who filed her nominations for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
“A new serial is going to come which is titled Kyunki Mantri Bhi Kabhi Graduate Thi,” Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said in reference to Smriti Irani-starrer popular TV series ‘Kyunki Saan Bhi Kabhi Bahun Thi’ on Friday (April 12).
After Smriti Irani declared in the poll affidavit that she is not a graduate, Congress came up with its own version of ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahun Thi’ to mock Smriti Irani.
“Qualifications ke bhi roop badalte hain, naye-naye sanche mein dhalte hain, ek degree aati hai, ek degree jaati hai, bante affidavit naye hain,” an enthusiastic Priyanka Chaturvedi sang at the press conference.
In her affidavit filed during her nomination, Smriti Irani, who is contesting against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, said she passed secondary school examination in 1991 and senior secondary school examination in 1993.
Smriti Irani declared that she did not complete her Bachelor of Commerce- a three-year degree course – from Delhi University’s School of Open Learning in 1994.
Former Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani’s educational degree has been the subject of controversy. In her affidavit for the 2014 polls, she had said that she graduated from the university in 1994, triggering a row over the veracity of her claim, with opposition parties alleging she was not a graduate.
Smriti Irani was also mocked for saying that she received a degree from the Yale University.
Congress has once again shifted attention to Smriti Irani’s nomination papers over her educational details. Smriti Irani will once again contest Lok Sabha elections against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Amethi. She has already lost two times from Amethi, but is hopeful this time.