Our Correspondent / New Delhi
BJP president Amit Shah and Union Finance Minister Arun jaitely today jointly released the copies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degrees to dispel controversy surrounding his education qualification.
Briefing media Amit Shah accused Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal of spreading misinformation against the Prime Minister.
He demanded a public apology from the Delhi Chief Minister and also asked him to clarify on what grounds he leveled allegations.
He said he will also write to Mr Kejriwal to further assure him. Mr Shah also hit out at Congress and JDU for joining the misinformation campaign.
Mr Arun Jaitley criticised AAP for stooping to a new low and defaming the nation across the world.
He said Mr Kejriwal, who claims to be a champion of the common man, should have appreciated Mr Modi for pursuing education even after being in public life.
He said Mr Kejriwal should instead focus on his own MLAs who have been prosecuted for fake degrees. Mr Jaitley alleged that the politics of adventurism is being treated as a substitute of governance in Delhi.
Meanwhile Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has termed the degrees shown by BJP as ‘fake’
“The name on mark-sheet is Narendra Kumar Damodar Das Modi, whereas on the degree it is Narendra Damodar Das Modi. Also the mark-sheet shows 1977, the degree was issued in 1978. How is that possible?” asked AAP leader Ashutosh.
The crux of AAP’s allegations is that no “Narendra Damodar Modi” ever passed out of the university in 1978 and a “Narendra Mahavir Modi” from Rajasthan’s Alwar had graduated that year.
As Mr Kejriwal demanded details of the prime minister’s education last month, the Central Information Commission directed the Delhi and Gujarat Universities to provide details. The Gujarat University said Mr Modi did complete his MA (Master of Arts) and scored 62.3 per cent as an external student. The Delhi University has not given any details till now.