New Delhi: Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said people had chosen a Prime Minister who was just “Class 12 pass”. He urged citizens of India to look for someone “educated” for the job, as a “Class 12 pass” does not have an understanding of where he is putting his sign, said Kejriwal.
“Last time you made a Class 12-pass the prime minister of the country. Do not commit the mistake this time and find someone who is educated because a Class 12 pass (person) doesn’t have the understanding where he is putting his signs,” Kejriwal was quoted by news agency PTI as saying at the opposition rally in Delhi.
PM Modi’s Delhi University degree details had been sought aggressively by Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party over the past few years. Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who also attended Kejriwal’s rally, joined the AAP leader asking for an “educated PM”.
“I appeal to the citizens of India that they must choose wisely before they cast their votes in the upcoming elections. India has great potential for growth and it needs an educated PM to lead it. This country does not need an oppressor who will destroy democracy and constitution,” Naidu tweeted.
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 trying to broker peace between the Congress and the AAP. There might be a possible alliance between AAP and the Congress in Delhi.
“We will have a pre-poll alliance to remove Modi. Pre-poll alliance so there is no difficulty afterwards,” Mamata Banerjee said after the meeting. However, she said that an alliance in Delhi and West Bengal is not decided yet.
The opposition alleges that PM Modi’s college graduation degree is fake, and some RTI applications were also filed. The Chief Information Commissioner had directed the Delhi University to allow inspection of records related to all students who had passed BA degree in 1978, the year in which, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also cleared the examination. The court had put on hold the operation of the CIC order, on January 23, 2017.
(With inputs from PTI)