Smriti Irani fake degree row: Delhi court adjourns matter till October 15
Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani had given information about her educational qualifications in affidavits to the Election Commission to contest various elections.
New Delhi: The Patiala House Court on Thursday adjourned till October 15 its order on whether to summon Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani on a complaint filed against her for allegedly giving false information regarding her academic qualifications.
The court has asked the Election commission to authenticate certificates.
Irani had given information about her educational qualifications in affidavits to the EC to contest various elections.
In June last year, a case was filed by freelance writer Ahmed Khan, who accused Irani of providing contradictory affidavits about her educational qualifications during different elections.
Khan`s lawyer had informed the court that Irani, in her affidavit for 2004 Lok Sabha elections, stated her educational qualification as BA from Delhi University (school of correspondence).
However, while filing an affidavit in her Rajya Sabha nomination papers from Gujarat in 2011, she said her highest educational qualification was B.Com, Part 1 (correspondence course) from Delhi University.
(With ANI inputs)