New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday made public the educational degrees of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should tender an apology for spreading lies.
Addressing a press conference at party HQ, BJP president Amit Shah said, “It is very unfortunate that we have called a press conference on Prime Minister's educational qualification.”
"We are putting both PM's degrees (Bachelor of Arts from DU & MA from Gujarat university) in public domain," Shah said.
“For the past few days Arvind Kejriwal has been trying to turn a balant lie into a truth, he tried to impress upon the people of the country and the media that PM's degrees are fake...Kejriwal should say sorry to the nation for degenerating public discourse to this level,” he said, adding, “Kejriwal has done paap (sin) of showing India in the bad light in front of the world.”
“When you (Kejriwal) have no proof that degrees are fake, how could you mislead the people of the country,” Shah said.
"I will write a letter to Kejriwal ji so that he is reassured," he added.
Finance Minister Arun Jiatley spoke at the press conference. "Making such public statements, attacking someone without checking the facts is a very lowly thing to do; this is public discourse at its lowest level and this comes from a party whose leaders are being prosecuted for furnishing fake degrees."