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HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in controversy for fake degree

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New Delhi: As Narendra Modi’s Cabinet 2.0 started taking charge of their appointed portfolio, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is again in center for another fake degree controversy.

As per information, Pokhriyal is obsessed for ‘Dr’ suffix. Due to which he manage to get two honorary doctorate degrees from Sri Lanka-based international university.

 

Modi Cabinet 2.0, HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Open International University (OIU), Political news

 

According to sources, in 90s, the open international university (OIU) of Colombo grants a DLitt for his contribution in literature. Later, he contributed in field of science for which he again received another DLitt degree from same University. Second degree was received by him few years ago.

But according to information, OIU is not registered as foreign University neither as a domestic University in Sri Lanka, the University only grants commission of Sri Lanka confirmed.

 

Irrespective of fake degree Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank given HRD Ministry:

 

Last year, the RTI filed in Dehradun came back with incomplete information related to Pokhriyal’s educational qualifications and also details of his bio-data.

 

Modi Cabinet 2.0, HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Open International University (OIU), Political news

 

As per our information, Nishank’s have different date of birth in his CV and passport. This fraud was confirmed by information available on Uttrakhand State website. But when this matter came to Pokhriyal’s knowledge, claims were refused by minister’s office.

Irrespective of this matter, former Uttrakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal has taken charge of HRD ministry.

 

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Arvind Kejriwal ropes in Prashant Kishor for image makeover

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New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has inked a deal with Indian Political Action Committee (IPAC) for image makeover, the party chief Arvind Kejriwal announced on Saturday.

The AAP had secured 67 out of 70 assembly seats in Delhi in the last assembly elections in 2014. The date of assembly election in Delhi is to be announced soon as the poll needs to be completed by February 14, 2020.

Political strategist and currently an influential leader of the Janata Dal (United), Prashant Kishor runs advocacy group IPAC.

The advocacy group also declared on Saturday they have inked a deal with Kejriwal’s party.

On social media platforms, Kejriwal said: “Happy to share that IPAC is coming on-board with us. Welcome aboard!”

The advocacy group also said: “After Punjab results, we acknowledged you as the toughest opponent that we have ever faced. Happy to join forces now with Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party.”

Kishore worked with the Congress in 2017 for Punjab and Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. His wrote a successful story in Punjab in helping the Congress come back to power after two successive electoral losses.

Currently, Kishor is national vice-president of the JD(U) led by Nitish Kumar. JD(U) is an ally of the BJP at Centre as well in Bihar.

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