Make PM Modi's BA degree public, Kejriwal writes to DU V-C

Escalating the row over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's educational qualifications even further, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday wrote a letter to the Delhi University Vice-Chancellor and asked him to make Modi's degree public.

Kejriwal also posted a copy of the letter on Twitter. "It is being said that the Prime Minister does not have any BA degree from the Delhi University," Kejriwal wrote in his letter to V-C Yogesh Tyagi.

He then said that since there was no proof of Modi's BA degree from DU, "How did he get admission for MA (in Gujarat University)?"

The Delhi Chief Minister then asked the V-C to take proper steps to ensure the safety of the documents for Modi's BA degree. "It would be better if you put the degree on the (DU) website. After all, the people of this country have a right to know about how educated their Prime Minister is. And if there are such serious allegations over the PM's degree, then truth should come out," he wrote.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asked the DU V-C to make the PM's BA degree public. AFP

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asked the DU V-C to make the PM's BA degree public. AFP

On Wednesday, three Aam Aadmi Party leaders had met Delhi University authorities to seek proof of Prime Minister Modi's graduation degree and had claimed that the varsity asked them to approach PMO for information.

While the V-C Tyagi did not comment on Wednesday's meeting, he had maintained that the university's RTI department is looking into the issue.

The AAP leaders' visit to the university came a week after the Central Information Commission had directed DU and Gujarat University to provide the information to Kejriwal, who had recently criticised the functioning of the transparency panel.

Gujarat University had on Sunday said Modi had an MA degree and had scored 62.3 percent as an external student of the varsity.

The party leaders including Ashutosh, Raghav Chadha and Ashish Khetan had gone to DU on Wednesday afternoon with an authorisation letter from the CM to collect the information.

After nearly an hour-long meeting with DU Registrar Tarun Das and Chief Public Information Officer Meenakshi Sahay, the leaders had claimed that the administration refused to share any details and asked them to approach Prime Minister's Office instead.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: May 05, 2016 21:33 PM

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