Surat-based businessman Raushan Sinha, popularly known as Mr Sinha on Twitter, also took to the microblogging website to challenge Ms Supriya Shrinate, a Congress spokesperson known for exhibiting boorish demeanour and peevish disposition on news debates, to reproduce Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi’s degrees.
Congress leaders, spokespersons, and supporters often resort to discrediting their political opponents not by criticising their work but by calling into question the authenticity of their educational qualifications and academic credentials.
Congress party’s current bete noire, PM Modi, has also been subjected to similar attacks, with the party leaders and supportive trolls routinely raising aspersions on the genuineness of his educational degrees.
“Hello @SupriyaShrinate, if you post Sonia Gandhi’s degrees, I’ll leave Twitter & will start doing household works at your home same like you do at 10JP…” tweeted Mr Sinha, quoting Bagree’s tweet.
Although Mr Sinha suggested in his tweet that Ms Shrinate does household work at 10, Janpath, which is the official residence of Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi, OpIndia doesn’t vouch for the authenticity of the claim.
Studying the various nominations submitted by Rahul Gandhi in various elections, a notable difference in his educational qualification can be observed.
In his affidavit, Rahul Gandhi mentioned that he cleared the senior secondary exam in 1989, earned his bachelor’s degree in 1994 and after that did M.Phil in
development studies from Trinity College, Cambridge University in 1995. He had mentioned these educational qualifications in his election affidavits of 2009 and 2014 too.