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Social media flooded by Smriti Irani's Yale University jokes

India TV News Desk August 13, 2014 19:04 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: The micro blogging site Twitter is buzzing with tweets mocking Smriti Irani's recent claim that she holds a degree from Yale University, in United States. The trend got viral when HRD ministry clarified that she holds a certificate from the University and not a degree.

Smriti Irani later defended the statement saying it was “misconstrued” and that she was unable to control the buzz on social media.

"Unfortunate that the statement regarding my participation in a leadership programme and certificate thereafter was misconstrued," she tweeted on Monday.

The youngest minister in the Modi's cabinet has had to defend her academic background ever since she took over as HRD Minister, especially reports emerged of her contradictory declarations in her election affidavits in 2004 and 2014. The BJP leader said she should be judged from what she delivers as a minister.