‘Kyunki Mantri Bhi Kabhi Graduate Thi,’ Congress mocks Irani for lying about her degree
Irani is Textile minister in Narendra Modi govt
New Delhi: The Congress party on Friday took a dig at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union minister Smriti Irani for “changing” her educational qualifications a day after she declared that she did not complete her graduation,
“A new serial is going to come, It is Kyunki Mantri Bhi Kabhi Graduate Thi (The Minister was also a graduate),” Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said.
Irani, a former television actress, declared that she is not a graduate as she filed her nomination from Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi on Thursday for the Lok Sabha polls.
Refresher course (correction)~ The Mantri Version.
Kyunki Mantri Bhi Kabhi Graduate Thhi. pic.twitter.com/22qWPy6LxA
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) April 11, 2019
However, in an affidavit for the previous Lok Sabha polls in 2004, Irani had stated she did graduation from Delhi University’s School of Open Learning with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce.
On Thursday, the Union Minister stated she completed her senior secondary school in 1993 but did not complete graduation.
#WATCH Congress' Priyanka Chaturdevi: 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. pic.twitter.com/o8My3RX9JR
— ANI (@ANI) April 12, 2019
Irani, who held the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry in initial period of the Narendra Modi government, is contesting against Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
In 2014, she was defeated by Gandhi in Amethi.