After Smriti Irani, Congress questions Gopinath Munde's qualification

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New Delhi, June 2: It seems that the Congress, who faced the worst ever defeat in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, is taking a keen look at the credentials of the newly- elected Union ministers of the BJP- led NDA government at the Centre.

Last week, they hounded actor-turned-politician and the Union HRD minister Smriti Irani, while taunting her by saying that "she is not even a graduate" and questioned her dual educational qualificatin mentioned in her 2004 and 2014 affidavits.

The latest BJP minister to earn the wrath of Congress is the Union Rural development minister Gopinath Munde.

Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmad on Sunday tweeted, "Social media is discussing the big achievement of BJP leader & RD Minister Mr Munde?He graduated in 1976 from a college established in 1978."

Munde's affidavit for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls available on the Election Commission website mentions that he did his BJL degree from New Law College, Pune in 1976.

Pune's New Law College, as per its own website was established in 1978.

A former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Gopinath Munde, the OBC face of BJP in the state, has made his entry in the Union cabinet for the first time.

A five time MLA, Munde harbours the ambition of becoming first BJP Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Ahmad's tweets comes after AICC general secretary and communication department chairman Ajay Maken ridiculed Prime Minister's cabinet for having an HRD minister who was not even a graduate.

"What a Cabinet of Modi? HRD Minister (Looking after Education) Smriti Irani is not even a graduate! Look at her affidavit at ECI site pg 11!," Maken had tweeted recently.

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