Congress accuses Modi of doctoring date of birth, education info

Congress threatened to reveal the facts' in a press conference on Tuesday.

New Delhi: Congress on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “doctoring” his date of birth and educational qualifications and threatened to reveal the ‘facts’ on Tuesday.

Party leader Jairam Ramesh claimed that Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil would be addressing a press conference on Tuesday on the issue.

On Sunday, vice-chancellor of Gujarat University M N Patel said that Modi had completed his post-graduation in political science in 1983 and had scored 62.3% as an external student of the varsity.

Patel revealed the information days after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the Central Information Commission (CIC) of covering up the Prime Minister’s educational qualifications.

Congress had on Sunday alleged “discrepancies” in Modi’s date of birth.

“In students’ register of MN College Visnagar (where Modi took admission in pre-science, equivalent to class XII) Narendra Modi’s date of birth is mentioned as August 29, 1949. In his election affidavit, he did not reveal his date of birth, but mentioned his age. His official birth date, as available in the public domain, is September 17, 1950,” Gohil had said in Ahmedabad.

Gohil had also questioned the timing of Gujarat University sharing details of Modi’s Masters degree which it had earlier refused to disclose citing secrecy.

( Source : PTI )
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