Delhi University speaks up: PM Modi’s degree authentic

AAP says statement made ‘under pressure from Centre’, finds ‘atmosphere of fear in university’.

Written by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Updated: May 11, 2016 4:32 am
PM Modi degree, Modi Degree, Modi degree fake AAP and BJP leaders have issued claims and counter claims about PM Narendra Modi’s degree. (Source: PTI)

Delhi University (DU) Registrar Tarun Das Tuesday told the media that DU’s records showed that the bachelor’s degree awarded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “authentic.”

“Delhi University seeks to maintain privacy of any student who is getting enrolled with it. In view of the queries and reports in media, the University would like to state that Narendra Damodardas Modi had qualified for degree of Bachelors of Arts. His enrollment number was CC 594/74 and his examination roll number number was 16594,” Das said in a statement to TV channel Times Now and the Press Trust of India.

The statement was made Tuesday evening, after DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi turned away a delegation of four AAP leaders — Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Ashish Khetan and Dilip Pandey — who visited the DU campus to “inspect” the university’s records with regard to PM Modi’s marksheets and BA degree.

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The V-C declined to meet the AAP leaders and asked them to return for a meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Das also dismissed the objections raised about the “discrepancies” in the name mentioned on the marksheets. “It is difficult to comment on minor variations,” said the registrar.

However, AAP claimed the university was “under pressure from the central government” and reiterated its claim that the documents produced by BJP on PM Modi’s graduate and post-graduate degrees were “fake”.

Earlier in the day, AAP leaders visited DU and waved copies of marksheets which, they claimed, were issued to “real DU students in 1978”. They said these were “different” from the marksheets produced by the BJP a day earlier.

The AAP leaders waited for over an hour outside the V-C’s office, surrounded by mediapersons and police personnel. However, DU’s Dean of Students’ Welfare J M Khurana said the “V-C was not available”.

AAP leaders, however, claimed DU officials were “scared” of speaking about the issue. “There is an atmosphere of fear in the university. No one is ready to speak about the degree awarded to the PM,” said AAP leader Sanjay Singh.

He added, “Why can’t the university make the documents public after the CIC issued orders that a copy of the degree and marksheets be given to us,” said Singh.

However, a senior DU official said, “Only the RTI applicant, who the CIC order is in favour of, can inspect the official records. How can we show documents to a third person,” said the official.

AAP leaders, meanwhile, claimed that in the marksheets of “real DU students of that period, the name of the student, her course and the marks obtained by her were written by hand”. They claimed the marksheet produced by the BJP Monday was “typed”.

“In 1978, there were no computers in this country. Even typewriters could not tabulate like this,” said Ashutosh.

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    Abhinav Gour
    May 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm
    Different Names.../...different Year and the DU Head says these are minor Discrepencies??? We Indians Fail to Understand
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      prakash gotimukul
      May 11, 2016 at 5:06 am
      Aap feels that every insution in this country works like Aaptards. Any body can be pressurised, anybody can be bribed. All officers in this country are morons, they work under pressure, have no self respect, follow no law, no regulations, no morals............Aaptards are the epitome of honesty in w universe.......... aaptards shd be refered as with letter B
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        prakash gotimukul
        May 11, 2016 at 4:42 am
        Everybody in this world is wrong except Aaptards. No wonder they are called Aaptards. Four leaders were seen wasting a w day loitering in front of DU.? Do these buggers hv no other work.? Is this a party to govern or create anarchy. Its high time that Delhi citizens use their voting rights in a sensible manner?? Its clear now all Aaptards are maniacs
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          Haren
          May 10, 2016 at 11:06 pm
          In 2001 our PM not knowing at that time that he will become PM gave interview to Rajiv Shukla a journalist who joined congress, at that time he told him about his degree and even mentioned that he was not bright and failed in some subjects.lt;br/gt;What other proof this stu-------d Kejriwal need?lt;br/gt;He should be sue for false allegation and wasting time instead of governing Delhi.
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            Haren
            May 11, 2016 at 10:18 am
            Kejriwal can not managed a UT AND WANTED TO BECOME PM.lt;br/gt;Watch You Tube, Modi's interview in 2001 with Rajiv Shukla a journalist at that time now a congressman.lt;br/gt;He talked about his education in last part when asked by Rajiv Shukla.lt;br/gt;He does not know at that time that he will be future PM and guy named Kejriwal will ask for his degree.
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              Haren
              May 11, 2016 at 4:42 am
              Please go and watch interview on You Tube, of Narendra Modi with Rajiv Shukla journalist ( congressman)of 2001 when he became general secretary of BJP.lt;br/gt;Watch the last part where he stated he took external BA degree from DU and MA from Gujarat.lt;br/gt;At that time he did not know that he will become PM and Guy name Kejriwal is going to ask for his degree.
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                Bharat
                May 10, 2016 at 10:04 pm
                This falsehood has been created by Media outfits like NDTV - its reporting has been very questionable by giving credence to AAP Anarchists spewing venomous lies - just because they are shouting out aloud does not mean they are telling the truth - as for Journalist ..where are your ethics - Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties MUST MUST strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist's credibility.
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                  Bharat
                  May 11, 2016 at 6:38 am
                  Truth prevails - Modi has been attacked like this for last 20 yrs - the more falsehood is thrown at him - the stronger he get with electorate
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