BJP President Amit Shah along with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressed a press conference during which they launched a blistering attack on Kejriwal, alleging that the AAP Chief was lowering the public discourse by spreading "lies" on the issue of Modi's degrees and substituting governance with "politics of adventurism".
    
Releasing PM Modi's graduation degree taken from Delhi University and masters' degree from Gujarat University, both Shah and Jaitley alleged that Kejriwal has tried to turn a "lie" into truth by running a campaign to mislead the people of the country.
    
Jaitley even said the kind of allegations that have been levelled against Modi threatens "federal polity" in the country when a Union Territory indulges in irresponsible behavior to attack the Prime Minister. They challenged the Delhi Chief Minister to verify his claims.
    
"Arvind Kejriwal has been spreading lies about the Prime Minister's credentials. He has committed the sin of defaming the country. It is very unfortunate that we have to hold a press conference about the Prime Minister's educational qualification.

"When you do not have any proof, how can you spread allegations. He should apologise to the entire nation," said Shah, adding he will also write a letter to Kejriwal to satisfy his queries.
     
When asked about the authenticity of Modi's BA degree, Shah told a reporter to check it with the Delhi University. Jaitley said it was ironical that such a charge has come from a political party several of whose MLAs are being prosecuted for having fake degrees.
    
"The politics of adventurism is being treated as a substitute for governance," he said.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier urged Delhi University to make public Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BA degree.

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In a letter to Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi, Kejriwal referred to PM Modi's successive election affidavits which stated that he had a Bachelor of Arts degree from Delhi University. "It will be better if you put on the university website all the documents related to the prime minister's degree," he said.

Whereas, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) President Nitish Kumar termed the controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's educational qualification as a "non-issue".
    
"For me these are non-issues," he said here replying to a question by media on BJP President Amit Shah and Union Minister Arun Jaitley seeking a public apology from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for kicking off the controversy.

 

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