AAP demands Smriti Irani's resignation within three days over educational qualification row
news Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 05:30
Delhi's ruling AAP on Thursday threatened nationwide protests if HRD Minister Smriti Irani did not quit within three days over the discrepancies in her educational qualification. Stepping up its attack on the BJP-led government, the Aam Aadmi Party also dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "Manmohan Singh Part II" for not speaking over Irani and other controversial issues. AAP leader Ashutosh told the media: "Smriti Irani must resign the way (Delhi's former law minister) Jitendra Singh Tomar did." "If action is not taken against Smriti Irani in the next 72 hours, we will hold protests all across the country." A Delhi court has taken note of a complaint that Smriti Irani allegedly misrepresented her educational qualification in election affidavits. The AAP also demanded the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over their alleged links with former IPL chief Lalit Modi. The AAP questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership over these controversies involving the three women leaders. "Modi claims to be a strong leader but silence is making him Manmohan Singh Part II." IANS
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