Soon after the Lok Sabha results were announced on May 16, 2014, Human Resource Development Minister, Smriti Irani, was at the centre of a raging controversy over her educational qualifications.
First her graduation degree was in the scanner and later her Yale degree made her the laughing stock in Parliament.
She was being mocked for saying at India Today Woman Summit that she received a degree from Yale University.
“In that kitty of mine where people call me ‘anpad’ (illiterate) I do have a degree from Yale University as well which I can bring out and show how Yale celebrated my leadership capacities. Extraneous circumstances are being created so that I deviate my concentration from what my goals are,” Irani had said.