Have not ordered sealing of records: Delhi University Vice-Chancellor on Modi’s degree

May 09, 2016 07:35 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 04:56 am IST - New Delhi

Amid allegations that Delhi University (DU) has sealed the records following a controversy over 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, Mr. 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,” Mr. Tyagi said.

“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 updated about it,” Mr. Tyagi added.

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

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter alleging DU has 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,” he tweeted.

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 mark sheet and the certificate of B.A. course.

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