She almost is!
Recently news flashed about Smriti Irani responding to an eager family in Uttar Pradesh, whose sons had acquired ranking in IIT-JEE but could not afford the pay. Her prompt action gave everyone a peek into how quickly the government can actually act in getting relief to the poor and deserving citizens of India. And in the face of Rahul Gandhi’s tweets, her apt answers regarding the IIT Madras controversy shamed the Congress party. There was another recent case where her family took up the responsibility to pay for a Kashmir youths IIT fees.
— atish sihi (@atishsihi) June 30, 2015
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) June 30, 2015
— atish sihi (@atishsihi) July 1, 2015
However, things have been turning hard for the HRD Minister since accusations of false educational credentials submitted from her end could leave a serious impact on the faith her loyalists have. But nothing can come in the way of her success, be it in teleserials or in politics. The case remains unsolved and she continues to perform well in all aspects of her life.
As Mani Shankar Iyers, aptly points out on his article at NDTV, educational qualifications should not matter. He says,” …….what Smriti lacks in graduation papers, she makes up for in fluency in both English and Hindi (and, I am told, in Marathi and Gujarati). She is articulate and self-confident in Parliament, and has a natural flair for the cut and thrust of public debate, which she deploys with great effect at the hustings. She made a considerable mark in her earlier career as a star of the small screen. Little wonder that she caught Modi’s attention at such a young age, or that he should have opted for her to take the Human Resource Development (HRD) portfolio.”