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‘Kyunki Mantri Bhi Kabhi Graduate Thi’; Congress takes dig at Smriti Irani’s qualification

New Delhi | Taking a dig at the change in the educational qualification of Union Minister and BJP candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani, the Congress party today said “‘Kyunki Mantri Bhi Kabhi Graduate Thi’ referring to Irani’s TV serial “Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi”.

Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said that it’s only possible in the Narendra Modi government that educational qualification of a Union Minister like Smriti Irani gets changed from being graduate to just 12th-grade pass.

Mocking Irani’s TV serial’s title, the Congress spokesperson said,” A new serial is going to come, ‘Kyunki Mantri Bhi Kabhi Graduate Thi’; Its opening line will be ‘Qualifications ke bhi roop badalte hain, naye-naye sanche mein dhalte hain, ek degree aati hai, ek degree jaati hai, bante affidavit naye hain.”

Smriti Irani who is contesting against Congress president Rahul Gandhi from Amethi Lok Sabha on Thursday submitted to the Election Commission that she did not complete her graduation from Delhi University.

In her affidavit filed during her nomination, Irani said she passed secondary school examination in 1991 and senior secondary school examination in 1993. She has said she did not complete her Bachelor of Commerce (Part-I) a three-year degree course from Delhi University’s School of Open Learning in 1994.

In her affidavit for 2014 polls, she had reportedly said 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.


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