New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi continued his attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. This time the Congress chief targeted PM Modi over former Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) President Ankiv Baisoya’s fake degree row and alleged that under the current government, those who possess fake degrees gain an easy access to the ministry.
Launching a tirade over the fake degree row involving DUSU president and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) member Ankiv Baisoya who was suspended by the latter on Thursday, Gandhi posted an image of Baisoya, Union Minister Smriti Irani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the caption “Fake Degree is in BJP’s DNA”.
Rahul tweeted alongside the captioned image, “Shri ’56’ (read Modi) and his ministers have shown students that under BJP, the door to Cabinet opens after showing fake degrees. Attacking academic principles and make someone with a fake degree rule the country has been RSS’ style of functioning. Which is why RSS’ ‘farzical’ (fake) strike continues against DU.”
Baisoya resigned from the post after ABVP called out to the former DUSU president amid much protest. An enquiry into his alleged fake mark sheet is currently underway.
In a statement released by ABVP, it said, “We have asked DUSU president Ankiv Baisoya to resign from his post and also expelled him from all the responsibilities of the organisation till the inquiry is over.”
ABVP said the decision was taken to maintain the “genuineness” of Delhi University Students Union. But NSUI said this was clearly a decision taken under pressure ahead of the high court hearing on November 20.
Earlier, National Students Union of India (NSUI) student leader Sunny Chillar had alleged in the Delhi High Court that Delhi University (DU) was “deliberately delaying” verification of authenticity of Baisoya’s bachelor’s degree to benefit the ABVP. Chillar’s lawyers had argued before Justice Sunil Gaur that DU was delaying the verification process so that fresh polls were not held for the post of DUSU president in case Baisoya’s election was set aside over the fake degree issue.