Cong accuses PM Modi of doctoring birth details, education info; threatens to expose facts

Opposition Congress on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of doctoring his birth details and educational qualifications while threatening to reveal the facts on Tuesday.

Updated: May 02, 2016, 21:43 PM IST
Cong accuses PM Modi of doctoring birth details, education info; threatens to expose facts

New Delhi: Opposition Congress on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of doctoring his birth details and educational qualifications while threatening to reveal the facts on Tuesday.

Party leader Jairam Ramesh claimed that the party would be addressing a press conference on Tuesday on the matter where they will reveal facts before the media. 

Earlier on Sunday, vice-chancellor of Gujarat University MN Patel said that Prime Minister Modi had completed his post-graduation in political science in 1983 and had scored 62.3% as an external student of the varsity.

Patel's revelation came days after Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal accused the Central Information Commission (CIC) of covering up the Prime Minister’s educational qualifications.

Congress had on Sunday alleged discrepancies in Modi’s date of birth.

“In students’ register of MN College Visnagar (where Modi took admission in pre-science, equivalent to class XII) Narendra Modi’s date of birth is mentioned as August 29, 1949. In his election affidavit, he did not reveal his date of birth, but mentioned his age. His official birth date, as available in the public domain, is September 17, 1950,” Gohil had said in Ahmedabad.

Gohil had also questioned the timing of Gujarat University sharing details of Modi's Masters degree which it had earlier refused to disclose citing secrecy.

(With PTI inputs)