Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency candidate, Queen Ojha has rolled into a controversy as allegations have been raised against her for submitting false information about her educational qualification while filing nomination.
Queen Ojha, in her affidavit, wrote that her highest qualification is the higher Secondary of the Krishna Kanta Handique Open University (KKHSOU), 2011.
[caption id="attachment_26988" align="alignnone" width="660"] Snap of affidavit submitted by Queen Ojha while filing nomination[/caption]
Speaking to InsideNE, former Registrar of KKHSOU, Rajat Baran Mahanta explained that the Bachelor Preparatory Program (BPP) is a breaching programme that is offered to the students who left their studies mid-way in schools. By completing this course, one is eligible to apply for the Degree course within the institution from where the student has attended the BPP programme. But completing the course is not equivalent to the High Secondary course.
Rajat Baran Mahanta added, “The Earlier programme was of six months but since it was noticed that this is a very limited period to incorporate such huge course, the programme period was increased to 2 years. To certify the BPP as equivalent, Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has to approve it, but it has not been approved so far. So as of now, the BPP has equivalence with High Secondary course. BPP on its own has no other value except it is accepted by the institution from which the programme is being attended.”
Further, he mentions, “For the purpose of admission to the degree programme in our university (KKHSOU), this is considered as equivalent to Higher Secondary.”
The question arises, what actions will be taken by the Election Commission of India against Oja for the alleged submission of false information?
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