Kejriwal knew Tomar's degree was fake, says Yogendra

Kejriwal knew Tomar's degree was fake, says Yogendra

Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav has said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is lying that he was kept in the dark over the issue of fake degree of former law minister Jitenda Singh Tomar.

Yadav said he had informed Kejriwal about Tomar’s degree way back in February. Speaking to a TV channel on Sunday, Yadav said: “We had informed Arvind Kejriwal about Jitenda Singh Tomar’s fake degree in February. I am surprised. Now, they are saying they were taken for a ride. Kejriwal did not even conduct an inquiry. We had raised issues about at least 25 candidates.”

Yadav was commenting on the statement of the Delhi chief minister in the Assembly that he “was lied to” on the issue. “If everything being shown in the media is true means I was lied to,” Kejriwal told the Assembly last week. This was the first time after the arrest of Tomar that Kejriwal had spoken on the issue.

Yadav was referring to the objections raised by him and Prashant Bhushan against tainted candidates during Assembly elections. A complaint was pending with the Bar Council of India against the degree of Tomar. Yadav and others opined that such candidates should not get tickets.

Former Delhi law minister Tomar is in judicial custody and lodged in Tihar jail. He is facing charges of using fake degrees of graduation and law. The AAP did not sack him immediately after he was arrested and was maintaining that the minister was a victim of conspiracy and being harassed by the police which is under the command of the Union government.

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