A day after the Delhi University Registrar confirmed that PM Narendra Modi’s degree was “authentic”, the Aam Admi Party on Wednesday alleged that the DU officials had been “under pressure” from the BJP.
“It’s not the Registrar’s fault. He has to keep his job. Its not possible for him to stand against the Prime Minister and Finance Minister and Amit Shah,” said AAP leader Sanjay Singh at a press conference.
“The registrar read out a statement without being conversant of the facts” said the AAP leader, pointing out that the video shown on Times Now channel showed the Registrar reading out the “wrong” enrolment number. “He said the number is CC 1594 but the degree has the number CC 5544/74. The registrar’s statement has nothing to do with what is there in the degree,” said Singh.
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Party leader Ashutosh also mentioned the “long list” of officials in Gujarat who had been “transferred and suspended and jailed and harassed” for “speaking against Modi when he was CM”.
“The DU authorities should take care that they don’t suffer like Vanzara, who had to stay in jail for eight years for doing what Modi told him to”, said Ashutosh.
Singh also said that the AAP “has all the proofs” of the forgery of documents, and would approach “whichever investigation agency required” to “take this issue to it’s logical conclusion.”
The AAP raised eight questions about the validity of the marksheets released by BJP leader Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, including the issue that it was a “computer typed mark sheet” even though there were no computers in India in 1978.
“Bill Gates must have had computer at the time knowing that Modiji will become PM in 2014 so his degree needs to be printed now,” said Ashutosh. The AAP has also pointed out that the marks in the mark sheets of other persons who graduated in 1978 were handwritten, while the mark sheets for Narendra Damodardas Modi were “printed.”
The AAP also ‘dared’ the media to “investigate” the allegations of forgery. “You took up the issue when there were allegations against Tomar, Bhawna Gaur and Surender. Why not now?” said Singh.