Sack HRD minister Smriti Irani, demand Congress, AAP

New Delhi(PTI):HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday faced a big embarrassment with a Delhi court taking cognisance of a complaint against her for allegedly misrepresenting educational qualifications in her election affidavits, prompting Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to demand her sacking.

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“It is apparent that the HRD Minister is lying about her own education. What will happen to the future of millions of children in the country? Ms. Irani has no moral, constitutional or legal right to continue on her post even for a day,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

Drawing parallels with the case of former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Tomar’s degree, the AAP too demanded the removal of Ms. Irani and said that there cannot be two “yardsticks”.

“There cannot be two yardsticks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said had he does not take bribe and does not let others take bribe while he also said neither he did corruption nor he lets corruption happen. The rule of law is same for everybody, the constitution and democracy is same for everybody. If they believe Tomar should be arrested, why not Smriti Irani,” AAP leader Ashutosh said.