PM Modi degree row: DU Vice Chancellor snubs AAP, says no pressure on him
AAP leaders had alleged that the Delhi University VC had refused to show records of PM Narendra Modi's BA degree under clear pressure from the Centre.
New Delhi: Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi has dismissed reports that he had refused to furnish records of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's academic qualification under pressure from the Centre.
A report by Aaj Tak/India Today said on Thursday that the Delhi University Vice Chancellor has categorically denied that he acted under pressure.
Delhi's ruling AAP had alleged that the Delhi University VC had rejected their demands to examine Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BA degree under clear pressure from the Centre.
The AAP leaders had demanded that they be allowed to examine records of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BA degree, however, they had to return empty handed.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been leading the attack on Modi on the issue, wondered why the Delhi University VC refused to share records of the PM's BA degree when BJP president Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had released the documents at a press conference three days back.
"Jaitley ji and Amit Shah ji, after showing papers, said- 'jao ab jaakar DU mei dekh lo' (go and see it in DU). Now VC refuses? What is so secret abt PM's degree?" Kejriwal had tweeted.
The AAP leaders said the refusal of the DU to share the details has strengthened the doubts that PM Modi's BA degree was forged.
The AAP has been alleging that the Prime Minister's BA and MA degrees were forged and there were many "glaring discrepancies in them", including in his name and total marks.
Amid the relentless attack on the Prime Minister on the issue, DU Registrar Tarun Das later said the BA degree was "authentic" and termed as "minor error" discrepancies in his marksheets and degree certificate.