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Budget session of Delhi Assembly prorogated over Tomar’s fake degree case

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delhi-law-minister-jitender-singh-tomar-should-be-sacked-congressNew Delhi: The budget session of Delhi Assembly was adjourned for 15 minutes today after the BJP sought an explanation from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the alleged fake degree of former Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar.

“We demand an explanation from the Chief Minister over the fake degree of former Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar,” said BJP legislator O.P. Sharma.

Delhi assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel adjourned the house for 15 minutes following commotion in the assembly.

(IANS)

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Smriti Irani’s ‘fake’ degree case verdict on August 28

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Following the case of forged degree by AAP MLA and former Delhi minister of law and justice, Jitender Singh Tomar, allegations were raised against Human Resources Development Minister, Smriti Irani for her fake educational qualifications in affidavits filed with the Election Commission.Smriti-Irani-621x414

While Tomar confessed to the forgery, Irani became the centre of a raging controversy. More so, because of her slippery statements that involved the mention of Yale University. Following the speculations, PM Narendra Modi’s brother Prahlad demanded a probe into her degrees. AAP and Congress were already asking the Centre to verify her degrees.

This row over Irani’s educational qualifications was finally taken to the court. The trial court had decided to declare the verdict in this case on June 24, 2015 at 2PM. The final decision will be out on August 28, 2015. As the whole nation awaits the court’s orders, twitter is brimming with comments on the same. NewsGram presents some of the popular ones:

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BJP attacks AAP over Tomar, Kejriwal asks for Sushma’s sacking

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modi_650_051715075845New Delhi: The first day of the Delhi assembly budget session witnessed several disruptions by the BJP MLAs over former Minister Jitender Singh Tomar’s alleged fake degree even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sack the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for alleged impropriety.

BJP legislator O.P. Sharma leapt towards Kejriwal’s bench and turned his mike, triggering panic among AAP lawmakers in the house.

Kejriwal remained unruffled, while the BJP legislator was forced out of the house by marshals. Sharma returned to the house later.

Meanwhile, the AAP tabled three bills in the house which had to be adjourned over the fake degree row in the beginning for 15 minutes.

Speaking on the arrest of former Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, Kejriwal told the Delhi assembly that Modi too must act against his ministers the way he did vis-a-vis Tomar.

“We removed Tomar from the cabinet when he was arrested,” he said, after one of the only three BJP legislators, Sharma created a din over the arrest and jailing of Tomar.

Kejriwal compared the Tomar development with the demands now being raised for External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s resignation.

Modi, Kejriwal said, should take a cue from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Saying that Tomar had misled him over the genuineness of his allegedly fake law degree, Kejriwal said Modi too had been misled by his cabinet colleagues, and mentioned Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje by name.

“His cabinet ministers have also misled him. He should remove Sushma Swaraj from the cabinet,” the Chief Minister said.

He also demanded an independent investigation into charges that both the Rajasthan Chief Minister and the External Affairs Minister helped former IPL chief Lalit Modi who fled India.

On Tomar, Kejriwal said that when it began to be alleged that the AAP minister held a fake law degree, he felt the then Law Minister had done no wrong.

“But after he (Tomar) was arrested and sent to police custody, it seemed to me that I was kept in the dark (by him).”

Kejriwal insisted that AAP stood for “an honest system” and “honest politics”. “We will not tolerate any wrongdoing.”

The three bills moved by AAP were Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (Amendment) Act, 2015; Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification Amendment) Bill, 20115; and The Delhi Netaji Subhas University of Technology Bill, 2015.

(IANS)

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Former Delhi law minister sent to judicial custody

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New Delhi: A court on Sunday sent former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar, who was accused in a fake degree case, to one-day judicial custody.

Metropolitan Magistrate Ankit Singla remanded Tomar to judicial custody for a day after he was presented before the court as his two-day police remand expired on Sunday.

A magisterial court while remanding him in two days’ police custody on Friday had directed Delhi Police not to seek further his custody.

Tomar was in police custody for 10 days after being arrested on June 9. The police have slapped a case of cheating, forgery and conspiracy against him.

Meanwhile, the police moved an application seeking Tomar’s specimen signature to verify it with other records required in investigation.

However, magistrate Singla recused himself from issuing any direction, citing some personal issues and asked both the parties to appear before the chief metropolitan magistrate on Monday for further hearing.

Police have alleged that Tomar enrolled himself as an advocate on the basis of a fake law degree. He is also accused of possessing forged graduation degree purportedly obtained from four different colleges.

A complaint was registered against the ex-law minister on behalf of Puneet Mittal, the Delhi Bar Council secretary, regarding Tomar’s fake degree.

Police had taken him to Bundelkhand University, Awadh University in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, and Tilka Manjhi University in Bhagalpur, Bihar for verification of his degrees.

(IANS)