Date: 30 Apr 2009


Congress serves legal notice to English daily
April 29, The Congress has served a legal notice to an English paper for publishing "wild allegations and sly insinuations " on the educational qualifications of party general secretary Rahul Gandhi.
Congress spokes person Abhishek Singhvi said the newspaper editor wrote the said article falsely, recklessly and with complete disregard for the truth. The notice has been given by Mr Singhvi , a senior Supreme Court lawyer against the newspaper for questioning the M.Phil. degree of the AICC general secretary in development economics from Cambridge University.
Quoting a letter from from the university , which stated that Mr Gandhi was a student at the institution  as a member of Trinity College from October 1994 to July 1995, the notice said it is clear that Mr Gandhi received his degree.
Note:  It is not clear if the attendance at the Trinity College from October 1994 to July 1995 did result in  a degree being awarded. If so a degree rather than letter from the university would have carried more weight. It would be interesting to wait for the outcome of the case.  DT