With newly inducted minister Ram Shankar Katheria facing allegations that his graduation marksheet was forged, the Congress on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the “master of the class” does not seem to be in control.
The Congress also linked the controversy with an earlier row over HRD Minister Smriti Irani’s educational qualification, but stopped short of seeking Katheria’s resignation saying the issue was not about “students” but the “master of the class”.
“There is something called a talent pool. So when you are looking for ministers or people to become functionaries of a particular sector, you look at people who have the finest performance in that sector. You pick up those people. I guess this is what has happened with the HRD. People who have the maximum human resource in them have been perhaps been picked for the HRD Ministry,” said Congress leader Salman Khurshid.
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh too attacked Modi in a different context. He accused Modi of taking credit for all the things which he hasn’t done and called him an Indian pied piper.