BJP releases PM Modi’s degrees, AAP alleges it’s fake

Written by | May 9, 2016 | 0

New Delhi: Shortly after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released copies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BA and MA degrees, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) tore into the claims of the ruling party calling the documents fake.

Pointing at discrepancies in the documents, AAP leader Ashutosh alleged that the Prime Minister’s name in BA degree is different from that in his MA degree.

“Modi’s name in BA degree is different to that in MA degree. But has the Prime Minister given any affidavit to change the name?” AAP leader Ashutosh said.

He further alleged that the dates in the BA marksheet and degree were also different, saying that the Prime Minister must clarify if he completed his graduation in 1977 or 1978.

The Aam Aadmi Party sought an apology from BJP president Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for producing Modi’s “fake degrees”.

“It is not a crime to not complete BA. But the Prime Minister must speak the truth about his educational qualification,” said Ashutosh.

Earlier on Monday, Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley released copies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BA and MA degrees, following an attack by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the issue.

While releasing the documents at a press conference in the national capital, Shah hit out at Kejriwal saying, “It is very unfortunate that we have to hold this press meet to clarify Prime Minister’s educational qualification status.”

Shah also said that he would send a letter to the Delhi Chief Minister over the issue, seeking an apology from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also attacked the Delhi Chief Minister over the issue, saying “what Kejriwal has done is politics at its lowest level”. He added that the Prime Minister “struggled” and did hard work during his student life to get the degrees.

Jaitley even said the kind of allegations that have been levelled against Modi threatens federal polity in the country and such attempts should be defeated strongly while challenging the Delhi Chief Minister to verify his claims. “The politics of adventurism is being treated as a substitute for governance,” he said, mounting a strong attack on Kejriwal.

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