Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be accused of not disclosing his educational qualifications with his office declining to reply to repeated RTI requests.
However, thanks to Banaras Hindu University (BHU), the prime minister can soon be proudly flaunting his doctorate degree.
The BHU has proposed to felicitate Modi with a degree of Doctor of Law during its convocation ceremony later this month.
The BHU, which falls under Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, has invited him to be the chief guest for the convocation ceremony.
Quoting BHU statement PTI News reported that the university will be organising its centennial year convocation on 22 February and the Prime Minister has accepted the invitation.
BHU has proposed to confer on him a degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) (honoris causa) in recognition of his ‘yeoman services as an innovator, reformer and an outstanding leader in public service and governance.’
Modi’s academic degrees have always been shrouded in secrecy with the officials refusing to divulge any information, even under the RTI.
Not so long ago, jantakareporter.com had reported how the Gujarat University had rejected an RTI request seeking details on his Masters’ degree.
On previous occasions, both the PMO and the Election Commission had done the same.
(News source: PTI)