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As you fake it! Political leaders have been there, done that

By Pallavi
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Bengaluru, June 9: In the light of allegations against Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar having fake degrees, one is reminded of previous several occasions where leading politicians have faked something or the other at some point of time.

Be it their educational qualification or their response to a challenging situation, Indian politicians have proved that they can be good actors too!

Jitendra Tomar

[Read: Fake degree case: Police arrests Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, AAP calls it conspiracy]

Ashutosh: He was seen crying hysterically during a live debate over the death of a farmer-Gajendra Singh-in an AAP rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on April 23rd. While he became a laughing stock among the people (as Twitter witnessed), he pleaded with 'folded hands' to stop politicising the sensitive issue and requested media to stop this kind of journalism.

Now, even the suicide came under scanner when rumors took the best of the situation, saying that AAP had staged this 'performance' to meet its political agenda.

Misa Bharti's Harvard feat: In March 2015, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti faced an embarassing situation when it was alleged that she lied about being invited to deliver a lecture at the Harvard University. It was also alleged that the pictures that she had posted were fake.

Just a week after Misa Bharti released the pictures, Harvard University issued a statement saying that it did not invite Misa at its India Conference.

An official statement from the spokesperson of the organising committee at Harvard said,"Dr Misa Bharti was invited as part of the audience and not as a speaker of any panel at the India Conference at Harvard.

She was not invited to deliver any lecture. Her attendee status can also be confirmed from the fact that she had to purchase a conference ticket as an audience."

Rahul's 57 days of sabbatical: Who can forget the spiritual break that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi took in the beginning of the year. He was allegedly traced to Thailand, where he said he was reflecting on a series of electoral defeats for his party and was charting the future course.

But this, happening during a crucial Budget session did not give him any respite from the ire of the opposition who charged him with holidaying when the Assembly needed him.

Smriti Irani: It is yet to be ascertained whether the Human Resource and Development minister Smriti Irani provided the right information on the election affidavit.

In a petition filed by a freelance writer Ahmer Khan, it was stated that in a in her affidavit filed for the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, declared herself to be a 1996 batch BA passout from Delhi University, but in 2014's affidavit for the Lok Sabha elections, she states herself to be a 1994 batch BCom Part 1 from Delhi University.

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