New Delhi, (IANS) The BJP on Monday made public the BA and MA degrees of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought an apology from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for accusing Modi of lying about his educational qualification.
BJP president Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley held aloft the Bachelor of Arts degree issued by Delhi University and the Masters of Arts degree from Gujarat University at a press conference here.
“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 apologize to the nation,” he added.
He also sought to know from Kejriwal on what basis did he level the charges against the prime minister. Shah said he will write to Kejriwal.
Jaitley said Modi completed his studies in difficult circumstances.
He said Modi used to travel from Gujarat to give his BA examination. During the day he used to stay at the ABVP office here.
“Those who claim to be common man should at least praise him. ‘Isse bada aam admi ka koi aur udahran nahi ho sakta.’ (There can be no greater example of a common man),” Jaitley said.
He said such an allegation had come from a party whose “several legislators are being prosecuted for disclosing fake degrees.
“There is no other political party other than the Aam Aadmi Party whose leaders are being prosecuted for disclosing fake degrees.”
Jaitley added: “Politics of adventurism is being treated as substitute for governance in the union territory.”
Kejriwal had repeatedly accused the prime minister of lying about his BA degree from Delhi University.