BJP leader Karan singh Tanwar filed a petition against Aam Aadmi Party legislator, Surender singh alleging that singh has given a false information about his educational qualifications in the election affidavit. The court has served notice to the MLA on this regard to give an explanation. This is the second time that a Aam Aadmi party candidate has been served a notice in the issue of a fake degree.
Previously, Delhi law Minister Mr. Jitender Singh Tomar faced similar allegations. In that instance, BJP leader Nand Kishore Garg has filed a petition against Tomar demanding his disqualification. Justice Hima kohli said ” Singh has misrepresented himself by showing that he had graduated from Sikkim University in 2012, it is a corrupt practice when seen in the light of People’s Representation Act 195″.
“It is submitted that if he was serving in NSG (Indian Army) till the year 2011, it is beyond comprehension that he would have graduated or undertaken and completed his alleged BA course in the year 2012,” the petition read.
Mr. Tanwar based his allegation on a RTI reply received from the Sikkim University that there was no student by name Surender singh who had studied in their University in the past academic years. Tanwar said ” Singh has deprived the voters of the cantonment, the right to know the back ground and educational qualifications of their leader to be elected, the Hindustan Times reports.
On Tanwar’s plea that the election of the MLA singh must be considered void and declared disqualified, the High court has sought response from the Surender singh. The next hearing of the case is in July.