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Truth about Rahul’s MPhil - The New Indian Express

Truth about Rahul’s MPhil - The New Indian Express

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1/29/2014Truth about Rahuls MPhil - The New Indian Expresshttp://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/article55419.ece1/3
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CHENNAI: Rahul Gandhi appears to have been economical with the truthon his affidavit while filing his election nomination papers in Amethithis weekend.In the affidavit, he states that he obtained an MPhil from TrinityCollege of the University of Cambridge, UK, in 1995, in DevelopmentalEconomics. A certificate from the University shows that not only has hegot dates wrong, he has even got the name of the course he tookincorrect.Worse, the man touted as a future prime minister failed one of his fourpapers.Rahul got 58 per cent in “National Economic Planning and Policy”(according to the grading scale given in the certificate, 60 per cent isthe minimum for a pass).The certificate, shown alongside, was issued a year ago by DianaKazemi, the secretary of the department of Development Studies (andnot Developmental Economics) in which Rahul Gandhi studied.He enrolled under the name ‘Raul Vinci’, a pseudonym given by theBritish authorities in a common practice as there are a good number of VVIP wards from around the world enrolled at British educationalinstitutions. The pseudonym came to light during the 2004 elections inthe Telegraph and the Hindu.According to the University, Rahul read for the MPhil in 2004- 05, andnot in 1994-95, as stated in his affidavit.His affidavit’s other claim, to have obtained his Bachelors from RollinsCollege in Florida, USA, is true (and is a departure from earlier claims by‘supporters’ that he graduated from Harvard). He also briefly attended
 
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