When BJP leader Smriti Irani was handed the responsibility of handling the Human Resource Development portfolio, there were many who scoffed at BJPâ€™s poor decision. After all, how can a person who had only studied till the 12th standard be equipped to be the minister of such an important department?
However, this 12-minute speech by Smriti Irani at the International Womenâ€™s Conference 2014 organized by the Art of Living will change the views of even the most-hardened cynics. Her being well-spoken, informed and coherent on various topics is secondary to her astute observations on womenempowerment and nation-building. By the end of it, you will doubt there could ever be a better candidate to be the HRD minister than Smriti Irani, the 12th pass soap star.