New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked the Central Information Commission (CIC) on Thursday why they had refused to make information about PM Narendra Modi's educational qualification public.
“I have learnt that you have curtailed the disclosure of information related to the degree of PM Narendra Modi… there are allegations that Mr Modi has no degree. In the light of this, the people of the country want to know the truth. But you have refused to make information about his degree public. Why did you do that? This is wrong,” Kejriwal wrote.The chief minister asked the central panel to show "courage" and make the documents public.
Last month,Central information commission had asked Kejriwal why he, as a lawmaker, should not be declared a public authority whose education and assets have to be declared. The commission acted on a petition that had questioned how Mr Kejriwal was allowed to change his address on his Delhi poll affidavit."I have no problem if information related to me is made public. But I have come to know that you have refused to put the degrees of Modi in the public domain." Kejriwal wrote in his letter as a reply.
According to the information furnished by Modi in the election affidavit, he pursued a distance education course in political science from Delhi University in 1978.
But the Delhi University rejected a request under RTI for information on PM Modi's bachelor's degree recently. Another RTI seeking information about the post graduate degree of Modi filed in the Gujarat University also had been rejected earlier.