Even before the dust settles over the arrest of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar for allegedly producing fake educational certificates, the party is facing fresh trouble over a similar issue.
A Delhi court on Thursday took cognisance of a complaint filed against AAP legislator Bhavna Gaur, which accused her of misrepresenting facts about her educational qualification in her election affidavits.
In his complaint, lawyer Samarendra Nath Verma alleged that Gaur furnished different information about her educational qualification in two separate affidavits, filed during Delhi Assembly elections in 2013 and 2015 respectively, with the Election Commission.
In the 2013 affidavit, she claimed to have studied up to Class XII while in the affidavit for the 2015 election, she stated that she was a graduate from Delhi University and held a Bachelor of Education degree from Maharshi Dayanand University, the complaint alleged.
The complainant has claimed that prima facie, a case can be made out against Gaur, MLA from Palam, under Section 125 A of the Representation of People Act (RPA) ,1951.
Dr Pankaj Sharma, while taking cognisance of the complaint filed by Verma, said, “After going through the notification which is filed along with the complaint and hearing the arguments of the counsel, in considered view of this court, the present complaint is maintainable as same is filed by competent person having locus standi and same is within limitation”.