Is Navjot Sidhu a Law Graduate?
Websites of both Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha currently show its former member Sidhu's educational qualification as BA-LLB
Sidhu in his Poll Affidavit filed during Punjab Assembly Elections in Jan 2022 mentioned him as BA however in Jan 2017 affidavit, he showed him BA/LLB
Chandigarh, May 21, 2022:
Is Navjot Singh Sidhu a law graduate? Many facts about Sidhu, who is currently behind bars after being convicted in a three-decade old road rage case, are indicating this.
An Advocate at Punjab and Haryana High Court, Hemant Kumar, told that when the other day, he checked the official website of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, under the Former Members Page of both Houses, the Bio-Data of Sidhu as currently uploaded therein currently mention him as B.A.-LL.B.
Notably, Sidhu remained a member of the 14th and 15th Lok Sabha from Amritsar Parliamentary Constituency, from where he got elected as M.P. from the BJP thrice in a row including in a bye-election conducted in the year 2007. He remained in power as an MP during the period May 2004 to May 2014 followed by remaining nominated member of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) from April 2016 to July 2016, and thereafter remained a member of the previous 15th Punjab Legislative Assembly from Amritsar East seat during the period between March 2017 to March 2022, winning as Congress candidate.
Sidhu, who has recently been sentenced to one year of rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court of India over a three-decade-old road rage incident, lost the Assembly general Election from Amritsar East seat earlier this year contesting as a Congress candidate for the second time in a row.
However, when the Advocate Hemant Kumar checked the Poll Affidavit as filed by Sidhu along with his nomination form from Amritsar East Assembly Constituency during the 16th Punjab Assembly General Elections conducted earlier this year, which is currently uploaded on the official website of the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, he found that Sidhu mentioned his educational qualification therein as only B.A. from Punjabi University, Patiala in the year 1986.
Further, when Hemant checked Sidhu's previous Election Affidavit which he filed in Jan 2017 during General Elections to the previous 15th Punjab Assembly conducted in Feb 2017, it was found that he mentioned him B.A./LL.B, Punjabi University, Patiala in 1986.
Meanwhile, the official booklet of then Members of 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha as published by Punjab Vidhan Sabha Secretariat mentions Sidhu's Education Qualification as only B.A.
Going a step further, when Hemant found Sidhu's one more Poll Affidavit which he filed while contesting General Elections to the 15th Lok Sabha during April-May, 2009, he noticed that Sidhu mentioned the relevant year 1984 in which he did B.A. from Govt. Mahindra College, Punjabi University, Patiala.
Amidst all this, one seriously wonders actually when Sidhu did B.A., in the year 1984, as he mentioned in his April 2009 Lok Sabha Poll Affidavit, or in the year 1986, as he showed in Jan 2022 Assembly Election Affidavit and furthermore, if he is indeed B.A/LL.B. as he mentioned in his Jan 2017 Assembly Election Affidavit, if he did LL.B. in two years from 1984 to 1986 notwithstanding the fact that LL.B has been three years course since last five decades.