An activist of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has moved a Pune court seeking registration of a case against Union minister Smriti Irani for allegedly giving false information about her educational qualification in her election affidavits.
The activist, Rupali Patil-Thombare, filed the private complaint in the court of Judicial Magistrate (First Class) B S Gaikwad Tuesday.
A private complaint is filed when the applicant wants an order to police to probe the matter.
Ms Patil said a case should be registered against Smriti Irani for cheating and breach of trust
In the affidavit accompanying her nomination for Amethi Lok Sabha seat this time, Smriti Irani did not mention that she had completed her graduation, but in 2004, she had mentioned that she did her BA from Delhi University in 1996, Ms Patil alleged.
The MNS activist said that the court has reserved the order on her plea.