New Delhi: Delhi University on Tuesday confirmed that Narendra Modi’s B.A. degree is authentic and it has all the relevant records relating to his graduation degree while terming as “minor error” mention of 1979 in his degree when he passed out a year earlier. The clarification came from Tarun Das, Delhi University’s Registrar.
“We have checked our records and it has been authenticated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degree is authentic. He cleared the examination in 1978 and was awarded the degree in 1979,” he said.
The clarification came after the controversy over PM Modi’s educational qualification with Aam Aadmi Party questioning the authenticity of the degree.
Asked about certain variations being alleged by AAP in his mark sheets and degree certificate, he said, “the discrepancies in names in two marksheets exist in University records as well.”
A group of AAP leaders had on Tuesday visited Delhi University to check Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s B.A. degree but they were asked to come on Wednesday.
“The University seeks to maintain privacy of any student who is getting enrolled with it. In view of the queries and reports in media, we would like to state that Narendra Damodardas Modi had qualified for degree of Bachelors in Arts.
His enrolment number was CC 594/74 and his examination roll number was 16594,” Mr. Das said.
BJP president Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday had released copies of Mr. Modi’s B.A. and M.A. degrees in response to AAP’s allegations.
However, AAP had said the documents were “forged” and had “glaring discrepancies” in them.