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Nation Current Affairs 30 Apr 2016 Modi should give det ...

Modi should give details of his BA & MA degrees: AAP

Published Apr 30, 2016, 7:37 pm IST
Updated Apr 30, 2016, 7:37 pm IST
The CIC had directed Delhi University and Gujarat University to provide information on degrees earned by PM after criticism from Delhi CM.
Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh (Photo: DC file)
 Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh (Photo: DC file)

New Delhi: A day after the CIC directed the PMO to provide details about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BA and MA degrees, the AAP today said he should have given details of his academic qualification immediately since the PM tweets even on a minor issue and wondered if anything was "fishy".

AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the Prime Minister has mentioned in his affidavit that he passed his BA in 1978 from Delhi University through Distance Education Learning and MA in 1983 from the Gujarat University.


"People asked questions through RTI from the PMO, Delhi and Gujarat universities. All said they cannot share details.

"Is something fishy in this? Is there any kind of forgery. If the degree is right, then a question arises in mind that since Modi ji who tweets even over a small issue...he should have tweeted details about his degree. But until now he has not shared any details about his degree nor has his office done that.

"I hope after the CIC ordered the Delhi and Gujarat universities, the PMO share details of his BA and MA degree," he said.


Central Information Commission yesterday directed Delhi University and Gujarat University to provide information on degrees earned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had criticised the functioning of the transparency panel.

Singh said doubts are also being raised at the degrees of ministers in the Modi government's cabinet.

"There is a case of HRD Minister Smriti Irani. Then degrees of some (BJP) ministers from Maharashtra and Goa were also under scanner.

"But now the question is about the degrees of Prime Minister. He should not have even taken even three minutes (to share the details). The more he delays, the suspicion will only grow stronger.


"If it comes to light that the PM has lied over his degree then its a serious issue," Singh said.