Prime Minister should not make false statements for political advantage: NSUI
After H RD Minister Smriti Irani’s education qualification row, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under cloud for a similar charge. The demand for the Prime Minister’s resignation is growing. Staging a protest in front of Gandhi Square on Wednesday, National Students Union of India (NSUI) alleged that Modi should resign from the post for his false claim that he completed degree and post-graduation through distance education. The NSUI alleged that his claim was fake and demanded his resignation if he failed to produce his academic certificate before Central Information Commission that served notice to him, seeking clarification.
The NSUI state general secretary Nagesh Kariappa alleged that PM Modi, in an interview with journalist Rajiv Shukla, claimed that he had pursued degree and post-graduation by taking suggestions and assistance from private resource persons and pursued respective academics in 1978 and 1983. He had revealed that he had not taken up regular classes. “Although education qualification is no criteria for PM’s position, the Prime Minister should not give false statement for taking political advantage. If he genuinely pursued degree, then he should produce certificates before CIC or resign from his position,” he demanded.
NSUI activists staged a protest at Gandhi Square on Wednesday, demanding Primer Minister Narendra Modi’s resignation.