AAP demands Irani’s resignation

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Delhi’s ruling AAP on Wednesday demanded HRD Minister Smriti Irani’s resignation and arrest after a court took note of a complaint against her allegedly fake educational qualification.

The Aam Aadmi Party also called for an FIR against the human resource development minister, comparing her case with that of Jitender Singh Tomar, the former Delhi law minister now in jail over his allegedly fake law degree.

The Bharatiya Janata Party leader should resign from the cabinet and her resignation should be accepted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, AAP spokesperson Ashutosh told the media.

“Delhi Police took quick action against Tomar, similarly they should also arrest Smriti Irani,” he said. “Her case is very similar to that of Tomar.”

Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain has fixed August 28 for recording preliminary evidence in the minister’s case.

The AAP said as Tomar was arrested because it was feared he might tamper with the evidence against him, Irani too should be taken into custody on similar grounds.

“She is the country’s education minister while Tomar was the law minister of a state. Hence, she should tender her resignation immediately and Modi should accept it.”

Referring to the manner Tomar was arrested, the AAP asked Delhi Police to “show similar urgency in Smriti Irani’s case as well”.


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