Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday said that its fresh RTI request filed to seek degree details of Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been returned by Delhi University, which cited technical reasons.
Quoting AAP leader Sanjay Singh, a PTI report said tha the letter from the DU reasoned that Rs 10 pay order was not made in favour of the “Registrar of University of Delhi'”.
“The Delhi University sent our RTI application back because pay order of Rs 10 was not addressed to the Registrar of University of Delhi or the Accounts Officer. For this the Delhi University spent Rs 17 on the Speed Post,” Singh said.
“This reaffirms our doubts that Prime Minister’s degree is forged and fake. In our last meeting with the Delhi University Vice-Chancellor, he had clearly said he was under pressure, which he later retracted,” the AAP leader claimed.
Singh said that his party had filed two RTI requests on 9 May seeking evidence on Modi’s degrees.
The party, which has stepped up attack against the prime minister on his educational qualifications, said that it had asked two questions in one RTI while 14 in the other.
The AAP has already described the degrees presented by the BJP president, Amit Shah and Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, last week as fake and fabricated.
The DU Registrar last week had authenticated Prime Minister’s degree, but AAP alleged that he had done so under duress as the administration of the university fell under the HRD Ministry.