Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the fake degree row involving Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) president and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) member Ankiv Baisoya who resigned on Thursday.
Launching an attack on both the saffron party and its ideological parent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Gandhi alleged that under the Modi government “fast entry gates” of ministries “open for those who possess fake degrees”.
Posting an image of the PM, Union minister Smriti Irani and Baisoya with a caption “Fake degree is in BJP’s DNA”, Rahul tweeted, “Shri ’56’ (read Modi) and his ministers have shown students that under BJP, the door to Cabinet opens after showing fake degrees. Attacking academic principles and make someone with a fake degree rule the country has been RSS’ style of functioning. Which is why RSS’ ‘farzical’ (fake) strike continues against DU.”
श्री छप्पन और उनके मंत्रियों ने छात्रों को दिखाया है कि भाजपा में मंत्रीमंडल का शीघ्र द्वार फ़र्ज़ी डिग्री दिखा कर खुलता है|
शैक्षिक संस्थानों पर प्रहार और फ़र्ज़ी डिग्री वालों को सत्ता पर बिठाना RSS का पुराना सिद्धांत है|
इसीलिए DU पर RSS का फ़र्जिकल स्ट्राइक जारी है| pic.twitter.com/VrKBLtzeDF
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 16, 2018
On Thursday, Baisoya tendered his resignation from the post at the behest of ABVP. He was also suspended from the organisation pending an enquiry into his alleged fake mark sheet.
Baisoya had secured admission in MA Buddhist Studies in July, and submitted BA marksheets from Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvalluvar University (TU) as qualifying certificates. He was elected president on September 13. Soon after the polls, the NSUI alleged that he had submitted fake certificates.
The TU registrar also wrote to the TN Department of Higher Education, stating that Baisoya was neither enrolled in the varsity nor in any of its constituent or affiliated colleges. DU is yet to complete its probe in the matter.
Last year, a petition was filed in the Delhi High Court against Irani for allegedly giving false information regarding her academic qualifications in affidavits to the Election Commission.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines