New Delhi: Security was beefed up at Delhi University on Tuesday ahead of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders’ visit to the campus to check the authenticity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degree.
Heavy deployment of police personnel was seen at the campus as AAP leaders Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Ashish Khetan and Dilip K Pandey arrived at the university office to meet the vice-chancellor and verify PM Modi’s degree.
However, the vice-chancellor reportedly refused to meet the leaders and asked them to visit the campus tomorrow saying the meeting can happen on Wednesday.
Earlier today, AAP senior leader Ashutosh tweeted, “Last week we had gone to DU to find out truth about Modi’s degree but were denied any excess or information. Today we will go again. We hope Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley will also be there at DU to verify documents of Modi’s BA degree.”
Last week, AAP leaders had made a similar effort to check Modi’s degrees at Delhi University, but were reportedly told by the administration to contact the PMO for the evidence on Modi’s educational qualification.
The Delhi University had on Monday clarified that the PM’s records have been maintained in DU and he cleared his BA exams from the University in 1978. He was awarded the degree in 1979.
DU also said that two different roll numbers were allotted to Modi in 1977 and 1978 and his name ‘Narendra Kumar Damodar Das Mody’, which was seen on a marksheet flashed by AAP leader Ashutosh on TV, was a spelling mistake.
Yesterday, BJP president Amit Shah flashed PM Modi’s BA and MA degrees at a press conference and demanded an apology from AAP for raking up a false issue, the AAP hit back, claiming that the degrees displayed by the BJP president were fake.