Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he said people of the country had chosen a prime minister who was just “Class 12 pass”. He appealed to the masses to find someone “educated” for the job, as, he said, a “Class 12 pass” doesn’t have an understanding of wherever he’s putting his signature.
“Last time you made a class 12-pass the prime minister of the country. Don’t commit the error this time and find someone who is educated as a result of a class 12 pass (person) doesn’t have the understanding where he’s putting his signs,” Mr Kejriwal was quoted by news agency PTI as saying at the opposition rally in Delhi.
Details of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Delhi University degree had been sought aggressively by Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party over the years.
Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who conjointly attended Mr Kejriwal’s rally, joined the AAP leader in demanding an “educated PM”.
“I attractiveness to the voters of India that they have to opt for wisely before they cast their votes in the upcoming elections. India has great potential for growth and it wants an informed PM to lead it. This country doesn’t want an oppressor who can destroy democracy and constitution,” he tweeted.
Mr Kejriwal’s “Tanashahi Hatao, Loktantra Bachao” rally was attended by opposition leaders including Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar and Chandrababu Naidu.
After the rally, opposition leaders met at Sharad Pawar’s house in Delhi and tried to broker peace between the Congress and therefore the AAP, who last ruled out the possibility of an alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Sources said a part of the discussion was on a potential alliance between Mr Kejriwal’s party and the Congress in Delhi.
“We can have a pre-poll alliance to get rid of Modi. Pre-poll alliance, therefore, there’s no issue afterwards,” Ms Banerjee same when the meeting.
She also said that an alliance in Delhi and West Bengal isn’t determined yet.
The opposition alleges that PM Modi’s Bachelor of Arts degree is pretended. Some RTI applications were conjointly filed during this regard. The Chief info Commissioner had directed the Delhi University to allow examination of records related to all the students who had passed BA degree in 1978, the year in which, per the university, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also cleared the examination.
The court had on January 23, 2017, put on hold the operation of the CIC order.