Never said I was a speaker at Harvard: Lalu's daughter clarifies after university 'corrects' FB post

Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti, was caught in an embarrassing controversy over an alleged Facebook post, that purportedly said she was an invited speaker at Harvard University's India Conference.

hidden March 11, 2015 08:52:41 IST
Never said I was a speaker at Harvard: Lalu's daughter clarifies after university 'corrects' FB post

Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti, was caught in an embarrassing controversy over an alleged Facebook post, that purportedly said she was an invited speaker at Harvard University's India Conference.

Misa had allegedly posted pictures on her Facebook page on March 7 which showed her on the stage addressing the audience.

Never said I was a speaker at Harvard Lalus daughter clarifies after university corrects FB post

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Harvard issued a clarification after the 40-year-old allegedly released photos to newspapers in Bihar along with a press release saying she delivered a lecture at the prestigious university.

The statement read, "Misa Bharti was invited as part of the audience and not as a speaker of any panel at the India Conference at Harvard. Her attendee status can also be confirmed from the fact that she had to purchase a ticket as a member of the audience. She was not invited to deliver any lecture."

Misa, for her part, denied in a fresh FB post that she had ever claimed to be a speaker at the conference.

"In my absence, a controversy has been created that I have falsely claimed to be a speaker at this conf. Nowhere have I made such claims. I had posted some pics solo and with other guests on FB to share with friends and supporters. This included my pic on the forum which is a popular common venue to take signature pics by people at Harvard ... Perhaps this was picked by some enthusiastic supporters/reporters of vernacular press to report that I was a speaker. As it came to my notice I was conscientious enough to immediately remove the pics to avoid misinterpretation and misguided allegations that I was seeking any false publicity.

"This pic was there only for a few hours and yet this matter was sought to be exaggerated and overplayed by certain elements", she added.

PTI

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