Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, on the 13th of February, addressed the public at his protest rally and asked them to vote for an educated Prime Minister.
Arvind Kejriwal, during his ‘Taanashahi Hatao, Loktantra Bachao’ rally, took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said, “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.”
He appealed to the citizens of India to choose their leader wisely and vote for an educated prime minister. He said, India needs growth and development, which are not possible under the rule of someone who is a 12th pass and will destroy the democracy and the Constitution of India.
Approximately 15 opposition parties attended the mega rally organised by the Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP.) Mamata Banerjee, the CM of West Bengal, N. Chandrababu Naidu, the CM of Andhra Pradesh, and Farooq Abdullah, the leader of the National Conference, were some of the leaders present at the rally.
Kejriwal’s jibe came after the opposition challenged PM Modi’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree on the grounds of it being fake and filed a Right To Information (RTI) applications for the same.
The Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) directed the Delhi University to provide information about the students who passed the B.A. degree in 1978, during the same year which Narendra Modi is said to have completed his degree.
The University confirmed PM Modi’s degree is valid and also mentioned, Modi cleared all the examinations. The court hearing the case concluded the case, on the 23rd of June 2017, and put a hold on the order of the CIC.