Sonia's nomination papers must be rejected: Swamy
New Delhi, Apr 18: Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy today said the nomination papers of Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha bypoll should be rejected on the ground of admitted perjury.
''The Janata Party advocates cell in Uttar Pradesh will seek the rejection of Ms Gandhi's nomination...,'' he said in a statement here.
Dr Swamy said Mrs Gandhi, in her 2004 nomination papers, had claimed in a sworn affidavit that she had been ''educated in the University of Cambridge''.
''But the University in three letters to NRIs (with copy to time) had denied Ms Sonia Gandhi was ever admitted as a student in the University, much less 'educated' there.
''In her nomination filed yesterday, Ms Sonia Gandhi now claims in her affidavit that she received 'a certificate in English' from Lennox Cook School in the city of Cambridge, UK.'' This, Dr Swamy said, was an admission of perjury, and confession to a crime committed under section 177 of the IPC and section 125A of the Representation of the People Act. These two offences together carry an imprisonment of three years.
Moveover, he said, the present claim of education from Lennox Cook was rubbish because the so-called School was not recognised by the Board of Education, UK, as an educational isntitution empowered to award certificates.