Fixing the matter for hearing on August 28, Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain said, "It is held that the present complaint case is filed under limitation (of time). Cognizance is taken."

"The matter be now fixed for pre-summoning evidence on August 28," the Magistrate said in his order on a complaint  filed by freelance writer Ahmer Khan.
Khan alleged that Irani, in her three affidavits before the Election Commission (EC) while filing nominations for her candidature for Lok Sabha as well as Rajya Sabha polls, had purportedly given different details about her educational qualifications.

Under Section 125A of Representation of People Act, the penalty for filing false affidavit entails a jail term of up to six months or fine or both.
Training their guns on Irani, Congress and AAP demanded her removal, saying she has no 'moral, constitutional or legal' right to continue on her post after the court order.
"It is apparent that the HRD minister is lying about her own education. What will happen to the future of millions of children in the country. Irani has no moral, constitutional or legal right to continue on her post even for a day," Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

He said that in 2004 Smriti Irani gave an affidavit when she was a candidate in Chandni Chowk that she holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts in 1996 from Delhi University, while in 2011 when she filed a nomination of Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, she stated she holds a B Com Degree of 1994 from DU. In 2014, during her nomination from Amethi, she said she is B Com from School of Open Learning in DU, he said.

Drawing parallels with the case of former Delhi law minister Jitender Tomar's degree, AAP too demanded the removal of HRD Minister and said that there cannot be two 'yardsticks'.

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