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In a continuing saga of fake educational qualifications, Gopinath Munde of BJP has stated in his signed affidavit for the Lok Sabha Elections 2014 that he has graduated B.J.L., from New Law College, Pune, 1976.

Munde Gopinathrao Pandurang Bharatiya Janata Party BJP   Constituency- BEED MAHARASHTRA  - Affidavit Information of Candidate

He has claimed the same in 2004, while in 2009, he states B.J.L. without mentioning college.

Now here is the catch  New Law College, Pune was established in 1978. Two years AFTER he graduated from it.

New Law College, BVDU, Pune

Howzzat for time travel?

Update: Gopinath Munde's website mentions him joining ILS college in 1971 on the page about his initiation to politics, though there is no mention of graduation or which college he graduated from. His 5-page "about" section makes no mention of any graduation for himself, though his wife, Pradnya is stated to be a "graduate and perfect housewife".... all of which leads one to wonder whether politicians are honest in any place at all when speaking of their realities.

Will the real educational qualifications of Gopinath Munde stand up?

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Aam Aadmi Party seems to be collecting all sorts of people you'd respect but not expect to see in politics. A fascinating mix of the best of the aam aadmi seems to be waiting to shine their influence on governance of a country they have done proud in other ways and people who have suffered odds against their interest now finding haven and of course many like us, with no specific problems but a lot of resentment against a politics that has treated us as little more than a vote cow.

Collecting here announcements of people joining Aam Aadmi Party that I found interesting.

CEO of Hero Motors Pawan Munjal and CEO of Sony television Sameer Nair join AAP.

Former chairperson and CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS, India), Meera Sanyal joins AAP.

V Balakrishnan joins Aam Aadmi Party after stepping down from the board of Infosys.

Grandson of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and son of Congress leader Anil Shastri left his job as the sales head in Apple Inc to join the AAP.

Retired Navy Officer Vinod Kumar Bhardwaj, former VP, IT & Telecommunications at Mahindra have joined #AAP in Himachal Pradesh.

Retired Army Col. Rajendra Singh joins AAP Bangalore.

Lt Gen H S Panag has joined the Aam Aadmi Party.

Music runs through the soul of India, where people know thousands of songs without even realizing they learned them somewhere. When artists and musicians join a political movement (as opposed to paid or quid pro quo performances), I think it is a good sign. It symbolizes that the movement has space for sensitivity.

Vishal Dadlani performed live for AAP’s concert in Delhi.

Kailash Kher composed an anthem for Aam Aadmi Party.

Remo Fernandes joined Aam Aadmi Party.

Mallika Sarabhai, noted dancer who pissed off the Gujarat government (and got cases framed against her in turn) joins Aam Aadmi Party.

Medha Patkar, activist joined AAP.

Capt. Gopinath (Remember Air Deccan?) joins Aam Aadmi Party.

Prominent Indian TV journalist Ashutosh, ex-managing editor of IBN7 has officially joined AAP.

“Flying Sikh” Milkha Singh’s wife and daughter (based in US) have joined Aam Aadmi Party, though the legend himself wishes to keep distance from politics.

Obviously, there are plenty I missed, and if you comment, I'll add them in.