Kejriwal Alleges PM Modi Does Not Have a BA Degree from DU

According to an election affidavit, Modi completed a distance education course from DU in 1978.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not have a BA degree from Delhi University (DU) as claimed by him, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged on Wednesday.

He said there were “no records in DU” and that the purported degree of Modi published by some newspapers was forged.

He said there were “no records in DU” and that the purported degree of Modi published by some newspapers was forged.

Modi’s election affidavit in the 2014 general election claimed that he had undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

According to the affidavit, he completed a distance education course from DU in 1978. His subject was Political Science.

His election affidavits for the 2012 and 2007 Gujarat assembly polls too made the same claim.

The Central Information Commission (CIC) had on 29 April directed the universities of Delhi and Gujarat to respond to all the RTI applications regarding Modi’s educational qualifications.

Earlier, the Delhi University declined to give information under RTI related to Modi’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

The university cited inability to find information without a roll number as reason for the denial.

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