The former education minister of India, Smriti Irani has been caught lying in her previous election affidavits about her educational qualifications. She had at times, claimed to be a Yale graduate, a BA graduate and many others. In her recent nomination papers, she has accepted the truth about not completing a B.Com degree.

Will she still be allowed to stand in the election?

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    What is the implication of saying "Chowkidar"? It does not appear to part of her name, nor a formal title. – James K Apr 12 at 19:03
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    Please remove the title "Chowkidar" from your post making it a good post for discussion. It's an important post for discussion since there has been many cases in Indian elections where candidates have lied in plain sight in their election affidavits – Anshul Sahni Apr 14 at 12:58
  • @AnshulSahni I did that. All of her social media handles had the same title and she very clearly wants to be known as a 'Chowkidar'. So I thought that it would be acceptable to use the title. – Niteesh Shanbog Apr 14 at 16:06
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    I removed the question about how this would affect her poll numbers, the rest of the question should be fine. – JJ for Transparency and Monica Apr 14 at 16:47
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    I don't understand the close votes and the downvotes. I removed the title 'Chowkidar' as pointed out by some people. The question was also edited to remove references to poll prospects as that can be highly speculatory. Lying in the affidavits and its aftermath is a very valid question according to me. – Niteesh Shanbog Apr 15 at 4:22

It's common here in India where parties make false claims and lies. for instance, let's take the case of ruling ultra-nationalist majoritarian BJP which lied entirely in their election manifesto and still expecting to make successive term into power because they understand that people vote on the basis of religion, caste and creed.

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