The Congress on Friday launched an incredible attack on Union Minister Smriti Irani after the latter confessed, for the first time, to not being a graduate. Launching a tirade, Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi twisted the opening lines of Irani’s famous TV series Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and gave a rendition of her own version to embarrass the controversial BJP minister.
Chaturvedi stunned the reporters, present at the news conference, by deciding to launch a melodious attack when she sang, “Qualifications ke bhi roop badalte hain, naye-naye sanche mein dhalte hain, ek degree aati hai, ek degree jaati hai, bante affidavit naye hain. (forms of even educational qualification change, they too go through different moulds with the passage of time. One degree comes, another degree goes. New affidavit is made (at different times).”
Reporters clearly loved Chaturvedi’s new talent and insisted that she sing ‘once more’, much to her amusement. She, however, politely turned down the request from the members of the media.
Chaturvedi urged Smriti Irani to quit public life on moral grounds since her action was incredibly serious in nature and brought disrepute to public representatives.
Watch Chaturvedi’s rendition below:
This was after Smriti Irani’s latest election affidavit sensationally revealed that the former education minister of India had consistently been lying under oath. Irani, whose educational qualifications have been an enigma of sorts, has now confessed for the first time that she was not a graduate.
Her election affidavit for 2019 Lok Sabha polls said that her ‘three year degree course not completed.’ Under the education qualifications column, Irani said that she had completed the All India Secondary School Examination from Holy Child Auxilium School in Delhi in 1991. She also claimed that she passed her All India School Certificate Examination from the same school in 1993 before adding that her Bachelor of Commerce Part-1 from School of Open Learning, University of Delhi, remained incomplete.
This is in sharp contradiction to what her election affidavit stated in 2004, when she contested from Delhi’s Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency unsuccessfully. Then, she had claimed to have completed her BA from the Delhi University in 1996.