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Lok Sabha elections 2019: In poll affidavit, Smriti Irani says not graduate

Amethi | ByPress Trust of India
Apr 30, 2020 01:41 AM IST

In her affidavit for 2014 polls, she had reportedly said she graduated from the university in 1994, triggering a row over the veracity of her claim, with opposition parties alleging she was not a graduate.

Union minister and BJP candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha seat Smriti Irani Thursday submitted to the Election Commission that she did not complete her graduation from Delhi University.

Union minister and BJP candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha seat Smriti Irani Thursday submitted to the Election Commission that she did not complete her graduation from Delhi University.(PTI File Photo)
Union minister and BJP candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha seat Smriti Irani Thursday submitted to the Election Commission that she did not complete her graduation from Delhi University.(PTI File Photo)

In her affidavit filed during her nomination, Irani, who is contesting against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, said she passed secondary school examination in 1991 and senior secondary school examination in 1993.

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She has said she did not complete her Bachelor of Commerce (Part-I) — a three-year degree course — from Delhi University’s School of Open Learning in 1994.

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In her affidavit for 2014 polls, she had reportedly said she graduated from the university in 1994, triggering a row over the veracity of her claim, with opposition parties alleging she was not a graduate.

This year, she has declared assets worth over 4.71 crore.

According to the affidavit, Irani has declared movable property worth over 1.75 crore.

Her immovable assets are worth 2.96 crore, which include an agricultural land valued at over 1.45 crore and a residential building of 1.50 crore.

In the movable category, she had cash in hand till March 31 totalling about 6.24 lakh besides over 89 lakh in bank accounts.

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She also has over 18 lakh in NSS and postal savings insurance and another 1.05 lakh in other investments.

Irani has vehicles valued at 13.14 lakh and jewellery worth 21 lakh.

There is no FIR pending against her and she has not taken any loan.

Her husband Zubin has movable property of more than 1.69 crore and immovable property worth 2.97 crore.

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