Embarrassment for Modi govt! Now BJP MLA Sangeet Som embroiled in degree row

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New Delhi, July 20: At a time when BJP is planing its strategies before the onset of Monsoon Session of the Parliament, party has another big worry to think about. Opposition will definitely try to corner Modi government on the issue.

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Reportedly, BJP MLA Sangeet Som who is notorious for making inflammatory speeches has been accused of submitting false information regarding his educational qualifications to the Election Commission.

Another BJP MLA in degree row

This has been alleged by a mannamed Devendra Mukhia of Noida's Bisrakh village. Mukhia has said that Som's declaration in 2009 Lok Sabha election that he had passed intermediate exam was false.

As per Indian Express report, Mukhia has written a letter to the Election Commission and Meerut district magistrate Pankaj Yadav in this regard. In support of his claim, Mukhia has also submitted a certificate from the Principal of the K K Jain Inter College, Khatauli.

Confident Mukhia has asserted that he is ready to face action if his allegation will be found wrong.

Speaking on the issue, area collector Pankaj Yadav said, "The inquiry in this connection has been completed and I have sent a report to the government".

However, BJP leader Sangeet Som has denied this charge and termed the allegation as an attempt to tarnish his image.

"The person who has charged me with giving false information is a history sheeter in Bisrakh police station and is also a relative of a ruling party leader in Meerut.The complaint is totally false. Devendra Mukhia has earlier levelled such charges against other leaders to blackmail them", Som told Indian Express.

The news has come to fore close on the heels of BJP's Ministers-Smiriti Irani and her deputy Rama Shankar Katheria facing fire for degree row.

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