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Smriti Irani fake certificate controversy: Congress demands resignation

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New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani for allegedly fudging facts regarding her educational qualifications.

“It is apparent that the country’s Education Minister is lying about her own education. What will happen to the future of millions and millions of the children of this country?”, asked Congres’ spokesman R.S. Surjewala.

“Irani has no moral or constitutional or legal right to continue in her post even for a day. Either she should resign or she should be sacked by the Prime Minister,” he added.

The Congress reaction came after a Delhi court took note of a complaint accusing the minister of allegedly misrepresenting facts regarding her educational qualifications.

Taking a jibe at the Narendra Modi government, Surjewala said it was most unfortunate that the degrees of both the Education Ministers of the country were under question.

Minister of State, Ram Shankar Katheria, also, faces charges of holding a fake degree.

“How does the Modi government propose to run education when educational degrees of Education Ministers are under question?” he asked.

“Delhi University comes within the purview of the HRD ministry. She definitely, as Education Minister, will influence the course of investigation. So, she has no moral, legal or constitutional right to continue in her post even for a day,” he said.

(IANS)

  • Premlata Sinha

    Did anyone ask Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi about their certificates, both were going to become PMO of India.

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Women in Science Largest Minority: Smriti Irani

She further advocated that these translated works of science be given to school children also to develop in them a "love for science"

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Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said women in science are the “largest minority” in the country, with only 14 per cent of them contributing to the profession.

She spoke about an inherent gender bias against women in the society, hampering their entry in the highly competitive world of science.

Smriti Irani said this while inaugurating the 8th Women Science Congress — part of the Indian Science Congress — here at the Lovely Professional University, which is hosting both the events.

“While everyone knows that science is gender-neutral, what is not neutral is capacity of women to get scientific opportunity,” she said.

Women in science largest minority: Smriti Irani.

“Of the 2.8 lakh scientists and engineers employed in research and development across the country, women’s number is only 14 per cent… that makes women the largest minority in science,” she added.

The Minister also called for translation of academic journals and papers into regional languages from English.

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“English is the lingua franca of science. But according to census data, 96.7 per cent of the population resorts to 22 scheduled languages,” she said.

She further advocated that these translated works of science be given to school children also to develop in them a “love for science”. (IANS)