Former Delhi law minister Jitendra Tomar has demanded the arrest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in alleged fake degree controversy.
Tomar, who lost his ministry after doubts were raised on his educational qualification last year, said that the prime minister should have been subjected to the same treatment as he had to go through.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Tomar said, “Modi should be meted out the same treatment as the process was adopted in my case. I was accused of possessing fake degree. Same allegations are being hurled at Narendra Modi ji. He too should be arrested and police should take him to Delhi University. Police must also ask him to identify the toilets and washrooms as was done to me. He should be asked to identify the examination hall where he sat for his exams. After all, same law must be applied to everyone.”
Tomar has filed an RTI request to Delhi University asking for all details related to Modi’s BA degree.
Activists had pointed out several contradictions on Wednesday after newspapers reported what they claimed were the prime minister’s educational degrees.
In one of its documents carried by Ahmedabad Mirror, Modi’s date of birth was wrongly shown as 29 August 1949, while his date of birth mentioned on his official website is stated as 17 September 1950.
Activists, who have been trying to obtain documents related to Modi’s educational qualification have pointed out glaring contradictions after the ‘enrollment documents’ were published in the media.