"DU VC says he is under pressure" over Modi degree: AAP

New Delhi, May 11: Keeping up its offensive, an AAP delegation today met Delhi University Vice Chancellor demanding that they be allowed to examine records of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BA degree but they had to return empty handed.

After meeting DU Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi, AAP leader Sanjay Singh claimed he refused to furnish the records, saying he is "under a lot of pressure".

Singh claimed Tyagi looked "helpless". Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been leading the attack on Modi on the issue, wondered why the Delhi University VC refused to share records of the PM's BA degree when BJP President Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had released the documents at a press conference three days back.

"Jaitley ji n Amit Shah ji, after showing papers in PC, said- 'jao ab jaakar DU mei dekh lo' (go and see it in DU). Now VC refuses? What is so secret abt PM's degree?," the Chief Minister asked.

Singh said refusal of the DU to share the details has strengthened the doubts that Modi's BA degree was forged.

"Our doubts about Modi's BA degree being forged have strengthened. We had a meeting with the VC for over an hour but he refued to show the degree or any records. He also asked us to understand his position saying there is a lot of pressure on him on the issue," Singh told reporters.

The AAP leader even said Tyagi's "helplessness and the pressure on him was quite evident and not even once he said during the meeting that the degree is authentic.

"When we asked him about the discrepancies in the degree and marksheets he did not answer our queries and said only the public information officer can deal with them."

The AAP has been alleging that the Prime Minister's BA and MA degrees were forged and there were many "glaring discrepencies in them", including in his name and total marks.

Amid the relentless attack on the Prime Minister on the issue, DU Registrar Tarun Das had yesterday said the BA degree was "authentic" and termed as "minor error" discrepencies in his marksheets and degree certificate.

Das had also said the university had all relevant records of Modi's graduation. "When DU has authenticated the degree why are they not showing it to us the records despite CIC orders? When we asked the VC about Registrar's authentication he said he will only talk about people present in his office?

Does that mean the Registrar's statement is not an official one?" Singh asked. While repeated calls and text messages to the VC and Registrar seeking comments on AAP's allegations went unanswered, the university spokesperson said , "I have no brief to say anything in this matter and only the Registrar has been authorised to speak on the issue".

The AAP delegation included party leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh, Dilip Pandey and Ashish Khetan.


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