After Smriti, Congress targets Gopinath Munde on educational qualification

Gopinath Munde

New Delhi, May 31: After targeting Union Minister Smriti Irani on her educational qualifications, Congress today questioned Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde on the same count, alleging that he “graduated in 1976 from a college established in 1978″.

“Social media is discussing the big achievement of BJP leader & RD Minister Mr Munde? He graduated in 1976 from a college established in 1978,” Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmad tweeted.

Munde’s affidavit for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls available on the Election Commission website mentions that he did his BJL degree from New Law College, Pune in 1976.

Pune’s New Law College, as per its own website was established in 1978. Repeated attempts to reach Munde over telephone and text messages got no response from him. Congress has launched a scathing attack against Irani soon after she assumed charge as HRD minister, alleging that she was “not even a graduate”.

Ahmad’s tweets comes after AICC general secretary and communication department chairman Ajay Maken ridiculed Prime Minister’s cabinet for having an HRD minister who was not even a graduate.

“What a Cabinet of Modi? HRD Minister (Looking after Education) Smriti Irani is not even a graduate! Look at her affidavit at ECI site pg 11!,” Maken had tweeted recently.

Five Delhi University staff were suspended yesterday for allegedly leaking purported documents relating to undergraduate admission of Irani and her admit card. Irani has since asked the University to “reinstate” them.

Congress today attacked the government over suspension of five non-teaching staff of Delhi University, saying the move smacked of “high-handedness” and was a precursor to the way the Centre wanted to conduct the affairs of the nation.

  • Soman

    Congress has left Smithi Irani half way on her education and
    now pick up Rural development minister Mr.Gopinath Munde for his education.
    Those who are sitting in glass houses should not throw stones on others houses.
    Before going after BJP they should find out the qualification of their own leaders.
    First; they must disclose the qualification of Sonia and Rahul.Some of their ministers,
    despite having good education, could not communicate effectively. Why these leaders
    do not amend the constitution to fix minimum qualification for MPs and
    ministers?.

    Having said all,UPAs Prime minister, despite having a
    doctorate in econmics, went out with the dubious distinction of heading the
    most corrupt government since independence.Mr.Chidambaran studied in the most
    prestigious Harvard University in the US left his post leaving the
    economy in Shambles. The most essential qualification for the ministers and
    peoples in public life is honesty, hardworking and sincerity. Congress should
    know that people can judge a government and they demonstrated it many times.
    That is why they threw out the corrupt UPA despite the combined attack on
    Modiji by Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka.