Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday filed a complaint to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla accusing Congress President Sonia Gandhi of again adding the Cambridge University course claim in her educational qualifications in Lok Sabha’s Who is Who profile.
In his complaint, Subrahmanian Swamy pointed out that the filing by Sonia on the 15th and 16th Lok Sabha has differences excluding the false University Cambridge certificate course in the English Language. Swamy in his letter said he is ready to submit evidence before the Ethics Committee on Sonia Gandhi’s educational qualifications.
“I am enclosing with this letter a copy of Smt. Sonia Gandhi’s Bio profile for the 17th Lok Sabha “Who’s Who” publication of the Lok Sabha Secretariat. Therein once again, Ms. Sonia Gandhi has falsely stated that in 1965 she had obtained a certificate in English Language from the University of Cambridge.
“More than 20 years ago, I had approached the Supreme Court on the falsity of this claim, and the matter was heard fully by the then Chief Justice Bench headed by Justice Balakrishnan. It was urged that she will not repeat submitting this false information again and that hence I should be “large-hearted” to permit disposing of the case without seeking punishment for a blatant lie. On this ground I agreed the case be so disposed of,” said Swamy in his petition to Speaker Birla.
Swamy urged the Speaker to refer this issue of again using fake Cambridge University claim by Sonia Gandhi for a probe by the Ethics Committee of the Parliament.