NO OBC certificate was issued to Union Human Resource Minister Arjun Singh as reported in a section of media, informed Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Sadar, Umakant Tripathi here on Wednesday. Tripathi had been to the State capital on Wednesday regarding verification of records of this issue.
Tripathi said sometime ago it was reported that Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh had been issued a certificate of Other Backward Caste (OBC), stating that Singh belong to “Ahir” caste.
However, according to existing records with the Tehsil in Kanpur, an OBC certificate had been issued to Ashish Chaurasia against mentioned serial number mentioned in the report, Tripathi said.
Tripathi further informed there had been similar reports about former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Bajpai and Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh.
However, he said in their case reports mentioned that both of them had been issued OBC certificates from Faizabad district.
Tripathi said that during the visit to the state capital, the records with the Tehsil were taken for verification to State authorities . At the same time the authorities were informed that no such certificate had been issued on the name of Singh from the district on the reported serial number.