New Delhi: Moments after Amit Shah flashed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BA and MA degrees at a press conference and demanded an apology from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for raking up a false issue, the AAP hit back, claiming that the degrees displayed by the BJP president are fake.
“PM Narendra Modi’s degrees shown by Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley are fake and forged,” senior AAP leader Ashutosh said as he asked how the two degrees have two different names. “The BA degree has Narendra Kumar Damodardas Modi while the MA degree says his name is Narendra Damodardas Modi,” he said.
“Also, if the marksheet says he finished his BA in 1977, why does the degree say 1978?” he asked. “Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley tried a lot, but have been caught red-handed. They need to show the affidavit through which PM changed his name in the two degrees,” he added.
Earlier, Shah and Jaitley had forcefully rejected the fake degree allegations as the two leaders accused Kejriwal of lowering the public discourse by spreading unsubstantiated canards against the Prime Minister.
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.
Shah said Kejriwal has lowered the public discourse and that he has defamed the country before the whole world by levelling baseless allegations against Modi. “It is very unfortunate that we have to hold this press meet to clarify the Prime Minister’s educational qualification status,” he said.