Mystery over PM Modi’s degree deepens as Delhi University rejects another RTI


Delhi University has rejected one more RTI on PM Narendra Modi’s educational qualification calling it a private matter.

Also read | CIC orders Delhi and Gujarat universities to reveal PM Modi’s degrees

A lawyer in Delhi had filed an RTI request seeking information on Modi’s BA degree that the prime minister claims to have acquired from the DU.

Citing privacy of the student, the DU rejected the request.

Not so long the CIC had ordered the Delhi University to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BA degree available to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal within 30 days.

A week after the CIC letter, the BJP had taken an unprecedented step to defend Modi by fielding Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the party president Amit Shah to present before media what they claimed were Modi’s certificates. However, the documents shown on camera came under sharp scrutiny as many facts appeared to lack legitimacy.

Also Read | Doubt Modi did BA from DU, certificate published in newspaper forged: Arvind Kejriwal

More than a month has passed but the DU has not provided the copy of PM Modi’s degree.

Kejriwal took to twitter on Sunday reminding the DU that it could not reject the request under the RTI Act adding that the university should have sought permission from Modi under the act.

He said, “What? But why? Didn’t Amit shah n Jaitley ji say that degree was genuine and anyone cud take it from DU? If DU feels that it is private info, then under RTI Act, DU shud write to PM n seek his permission. DU can’t reject.”