Home Politics Here is a look at the discrepancies in Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi's educational details in their election affidavits over the years

Here is a look at the discrepancies in Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi’s educational details in their election affidavits over the years

Rahul Gandhi's bachelor degree was missing in his 2004 affidavit

As the Congress party again raised the issue of educational qualification of Smriti Irani, finance minister Arun Jaitley turned the table against the Congress party by raising questions about the educational qualifications of Rahul Gandhi.

In a Facebook post, finance minister Arun Jaitley pointed out to an interesting detail in publicly available information about Rahul Gandhi’s education. Jaitley noted that Rahul Gandhi got an M.Phil without a Masters degree. Referring to questions on Smriti Irani’s qualification, Jaitley wrote, “one day the focus would be on the BJP candidate’s educational qualification, fully forgetting that a public audit of Rahul Gandhi’s academic credentials may leave a lot to be answered”.

Studying the various nominations submitted by Rahul Gandhi in various elections, another notable difference in his educational qualification can be observed. In his affidavit, Rahul Gandhi has mentioned that he cleared the senior secondary exam in 1989, earned his bachelor degree in 1994 and after that did M.Phil in development studies from Trinity College, Cambridge University in 1995. He had mentioned these educational qualifications in his election affidavits of 2009 and 2014 too.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Rahul Gandhi’s 2019 affidavit

Rahul Gandhi’s 2014 affidavit

But his affidavit for the 2004 Lok Sabha election tells a different story, as it only mentions his senior secondary exam from CBSE and MPhil Trinity, and has no mention of any bachelor’s degree. If we go by the 2004 affidavit of Rahul Gandhi, he did his MPhil after completing his secondary school.

Rahul Gandhi’s 2009 affidavit

Rahul Gandhi’s 2004 affidavit

BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy also posted a letter from the secretary of Development Studies of Cambridge University, which said that Rahul Gandhi did his MPhil in 2004-2005, although the letter mentioned the name as Raul Vinci. The letter also shows that Raul Vinci / Rahul Gandhi had failed in the paper National Economic Planning and Policy, where he got 58% against the pass requirement of 60%. That letter suggests that Rahul Gandhi did his MPhil in 2005, and not in 1995 as claimed in his affidavits.

Earlier, Sonia Gandhi’s election affidavits also came under scrutiny for discrepancies in education details. In her 2004 affidavit, she had mentioned that she had obtained a certificate in English from Lemox Cook School under Cambridge University. But later it was found that Cambridge has no such school under its affiliation. Subsequently, Sonia Gandhi has mentioned it as Lemox Cook School, Cambridge in her 2009 affidavit, which means that it’s a school located at Cambridge city and not a school under the well-known university.

Fearing defeat in Amethi, Rahul Gandhi is also contesting the Lok Sabha election from Wayanad in Kerala, as the party believes that his victory is certain in this constituency as Hindus are a minority there. The Congress president submitted his nomination from Wayanad on 4th April.

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Don't Miss This: ECI Busts "EVM Tampering" Charges

Election Commission responds to EVM tampering charges

Most read articles recently

Here is what may have triggered Rajdeep Sardesai’s own colleague slamming him for being a pliant journalist

Anjana Om Kashyap, one of the Editors of Aaj Tak who conducted that interview interestingly took to Twitter today to castigate what appears to be her colleague, Rajdeep Sardesai.

Read this before you believe the ABP-Nielsen Exit Poll that gave NDA only 277 while others gave a thumping majority

While all other polls were giving a thumping majority to BJP and NDA, Nielsen chose to "customise" their survey and simply delete voter responses were overwhelmingly in favour of BJP.
Ravish Kumar has a mental breakdown as BJP set to form a government at centre, according to exit polls

NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar has a prolonged meltdown on his show after the Exit Polls predicted a landslide BJP victory

Most of the Exit Polls suggested that BJP may be well placed to form another government at the centre

After Anjana Om Kashyap, now Shweta Singh calls out Rajdeep Sardesai’s bias among others

Sweta Singh has called out the blatant bias in the Left media and even Rajdeep Sardesai among others.

Congress must die: Expelled AAP leader and Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav

Yogendra Yadav said Congress is single biggest obstacle for creating an alternative

IIT graduate and an IAS officer explains in detail why EVMs can’t be ‘hacked’ or ‘tampered’ with

Bhavesh Mishra, IAS 2015 batch, B.Tech IIT Delhi, on Quora gave a detailed explanation regarding why EVMs cannot be 'hacked' or 'tampered' with.
Congress has a number of excuses lined for their predicted loss, all of them contradict each other

Congress’ new excuse for predicted loss: North Indian voters are not as educated as South Indians

Congress spokesperson Shama Mohammad stated that the reason of Congress' bad performance in North Indian states is that the people in North Indian states are 'pliable' and they are not educated like the people in the south.

‘Journalists’ now use the fall of the Left in Australia to console themselves and insinuate that Modi can meet the same fate

Shekhar Gupta has hinged his argument that exit polls are untrustworthy based on the recent Australian elections, in which conservative coalition registered a victory against popular opinion and exit polls
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories

Latest articles

Connect with us

163,817FansLike
139,777FollowersFollow
63,772SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans: