Shortly after BJP president Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitely brought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s educational degrees to public domain, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) hit back by reasserting the allegation that PM’s Modi BA/MA degree are fake.
AAP leader Ashutosh said, “Aam Aadmi Party wants to inform the nation that the degrees showed by Amit Shah are forged. Neither Amit Shah nor Arun Jaitley is a God that the country will believe their lie.”
“Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley tried a lot but were caught red-handed. They need to show the affidavit through which the PM changed his name in the degree,” the AAP leader said.
Taking a dig at the Prime Minister, Ashutosh added that the lack of a graduate degree is no hindrance for someone occupying the post of PM but doing forgery is a crime.
The former journalist also challenged Amit Shah to accompany him to Delhi University to get to the bottom of the matter.
Earlier, BJP president Amit Shah and finance minister Arun Jaitley held aloft the BA degree issued by Delhi University and the MA degree from Gujarat University at a press conference in New Delhi.
“Before making such baseless allegations about someone’s personal life, one should have verified the facts. I am very ashamed that such a day would come that I’ll have to make public the PM’s degrees,” said Shah.
Accusing Kejriwal of lowering the level of politics, he sought a public apology from the Delhi chief minister.
“By raising this issue without any substantial proof, Kejriwal has lowered the level of politics. He has committed a sin to defame the nation. Kejriwal should apologise to the nation,” he added.
Jaitley even said the kind of allegations that have been levelled by AAP and Kejriwal against Modi threaten India’s federal polity and added that such attempts should be defeated.
“The politics of adventurism is being treated as a substitute for governance,” Jaitley had said.
Mr. Jaitley, a Delhi University alumnus, shared memories of Mr. Modi coming to Delhi take his exams during the Emergency of 1975-77. “I knew this because I was the student union leader in Delhi University soon after the Emergency,” he said.