Rejecting BJP’s claims about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degrees and marksheets, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday claimed the documents had “glaring discrepancies” and stuck to the charge that the documents had been forged.
Hours after BJP President Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released Modi’s BA and MA degrees, Kejriwal claimed documents relating to the Prime Minister’s graduation have been sealed by the Delhi University and wondered why it was not implementing the CIC order in the matter.
“Docs in DU have been sealed. BJP presents Farzi docs in a PC n gets real records sealed? Why? Implement CIC order. Allow inspection,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Earlier, addressing a press conference, AAP leader Ashutosh said Modi’s name does not match with what has been mentioned in the BA marksheet and the MA degree and claimed there were discrepancies in the year of passing as well.
“Nakal ke liye bhi akal ki zarurat hai (One needs brains even to copy). The BA marksheet is dated 1978 while the degree is of the year 1979. His name in the BA marksheet is Narendra Kumar Damodardas Modi while in Masters degree, it is Narendra Damoderdas Modi,” said the AAP leader.
He further said, “1975 marksheet has the PM’s name as Narendra Kumar Damodardas Modi, the 1976 one spells it as Narendra Damoderdas Modi and the 1977 one spells it as Narendra Damodardas Mody.
“Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley are not Gods. Instead of demanding Kejriwal’s apology they should say sorry to the nation for committing such a crime of presenting forged documents. The entire country knows about Amit Shah and Modi’s past.”
The BJP called the discrepancies clerical errors.
Ashutosh said striking off the part of one’s name was not possible without an affidavit and asked Jaitley and Shah to produce copy of the affidavit.
“His MA degree says he had done his post-graduation in ‘Entire Political Science’. Is that even possible ? There are a lot of glaring discrepancies in his degrees and masters’ degree,” said Ashutosh.
AAP also issued a statement in which it raised several questions.
“If degree is of the same student, why did the name and the roll no. change from 1977 to 1978? Was there a change of name executed? Why was there a change of roll no.?” it asked.
It also alleged that the roll number was missing from the MA certificate.
“The degree in 1983 appears to have been prepared by someone who doesn’t usually do the task; missing roll no. and use of extraneous ‘Entire’ is glaring,” it said.
The AAP said its leaders will visit Delhi university’s Chief Public Information Officer’s office tomorrow to get details of Modi’s BA degree and even asked Shah and Jaitley to join them.
The AAP leader Ashutosh also claimed Modi had failed once in BA.
He said he has filed an RTI application seeking copies of enrolment register and convocation register from Delhi University.
Earlier in the day, BJP chief Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley displayed Modi’s degrees at a press conference and demanded an apology from Kejriwal accusing him of defaming the Prime Minister.
The CIC had asked the DU and Gujarat University to provide information on Modi’s degrees based on a letter by Kejriwal.