Have not issued orders to seal records of Modi’s degrees: DU V-C

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 09, 2016 19:55 IST
Delhi University vice-chancellor Yogesh Tyagi said he has not issued any orders to seal Modi’s degrees. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT File Photo)

Amid allegations that Delhi University has sealed records of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degrees, vice-chancellor Yogesh Tyagi said he has not issued any such orders.

Asked about the veracity of the degrees, copies of which were released by BJP president Amit Shah on Monday, Tyagi did not comment.

“We have received an order from the Central Information Commission (CIC) and we will respond to it after checking our records.

“As far as sealing of records is concerned, I have not issued any such orders and if the university department dealing with RTIs has done in its own capacity, I am not aware of it” Tyagi told PTI.

BJP released copies of BA and MA degrees of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday in response to Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) allegations questioning his degree from Delhi. AAP hit back, saying the the documents were “forged” and had “glaring discrepancies” in them.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal took to twitter and said DU had sealed the records.

“Docs in DU hv been sealed. BJP presents Farzi docs in a PC n gets real records sealed? Why? Implement CIC order. Allow inspection (sic),” he said.

Refuting AAP’s allegations that the degrees released by BJP were “forged”, party’s national secretary Shrikant Sharma blamed “clerical mistakes” for discrepancies in the names and pointed out that they were the same in the final marksheet and the certificate of BA course.

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