BJP slams Kejriwal for doubting Modi's degrees

BJP slams Kejriwal for doubting Modi's degrees

BJP slams Kejriwal for doubting Modi's degrees

Citing news reports revealing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s post-graduate academic record in the Gujarat University, the Delhi BJP on Sunday slammed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for attempts to raise doubts over Modi’s degrees.

Kejriwal last week angered the saffron brigade by pointing to a news report’s clipping which said that Modi did not hold any academic degree.

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay slammed Kejriwal saying that the RTI query on Modi has exposed that Kejriwal’s politics is only to mislead the people.

The BJP has now dared Kejriwal to act against two of his party MLA’s whose academic documents were alleged to be forged.

Pointing to the Modi controversy, Upadhyay said, in order to cover up his shortcomings Kejriwal does not hesitate in questioning the dignity of any constitutional authority or any constitutional position.

Upadhyay said Kejriwal should apologise for creating meaningless controversy on the degrees of the Prime Minister.

The people of the country are quite satisfied with the educational qualification of our Prime Minister but they want to know from Kejriwal what action he has taken against his former minister Jitender Singh Tomar, facing allegations of forging degrees, and MLA Surrender Singh who was also involved in an alleged controversy over his degree.

Last week, Kerjriwal wrote to the Chief Information Commission giving a go-ahead to the idea of making public his academic details but wondered why the transparency commission had imposed a bar on revealing similar details of Modi.

Earlier in his letter addressed to Information Commissioner Madabhushanam Sridhar Acharyulu, Kejriwal frowned over the double standards of the transparency commission over making public his and Modi’s academic details.

Attaching a clipping of a news report, the AAP leader said there are allegations that Modi did not hold any academic degree.

“In such a situation, the people want to know the truth. Still, you are hesitant in making public information related to him public,” wrote Kejriwal in Hindi.

He expressed surprise that the Information Commission was keen to share his details but not so interested in the case of Modi. “Such a stand would raise doubts among people over the Commission’s impartiality. While approving release of information related to me, also show the courage to make public the academic details of Modi,” wrote Kejriwal.

The BJP on Sunday also slammed Kejriwal for raising the controversial issue of public debate over Delhi’s full statehood to divert attention from his own failures.

The leader of opposition in Assembly Vijender Gupta said the statehood debate has been reignited by Kejriwal government for “hiding failure” of second phase of odd-even scheme and its “continuing tussle” with the Centre. “If Delhi government was serious about statehood of Delhi, it would approach Centre with a formal proposal because the chief minister knows very well that it will require a change in the Constitution,” he said.