A day after the Gujarat Excessive Courtroom fined Arvind Kejriwal and dominated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s diploma particulars weren’t wanted, the Delhi Chief Minister doubled down on his cost.
Arvind Kejriwal mentioned the Gujarat Excessive Courtroom order raises numerous query over the Prime Minister’s schooling. “An uneducated or much less educated PM is harmful for the nation,” Mr Kejriwal mentioned.
The excessive courtroom yesterday put aside an order to the Gujarat College to disclose particulars of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s levels.
Gujarat Excessive Courtroom Justice Biren Vaishnav additionally fined Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Rs 25,000 for asking for these particulars when they’re already in public area. The courtroom requested him to deposit the effective inside 4 weeks.
“The insistence of Arvind Kejriwal to get the academic diploma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by means of RTI route, when the identical is already obtainable within the public area, creates doubt on Kejriwal’s bonafide and motive,” Justice Vaishnav mentioned.
He additional noticed, “Arvind Kejriwal doubtlessly used an attraction towards him to kickstart and set off an argument not falling inside the purview of the RTI Act for the objects and goal this courtroom needn’t go into”.
In 2016, responding to the Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP) chief’s RTI (Proper to Info) request for particulars on the Prime Minister’s schooling, then Central Info Fee M Sridhar Acharyulu directed the Gujarat College and Delhi College to furnish info on PM Modi’s commencement and post-graduation levels.
The Gujarat College put up PM Modi’s diploma on its web site instantly, however on the identical time, challenged the Info Fee’s order as a matter of precept.
Final month, Solicitor Common Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the Gujarat College, contended earlier than the excessive courtroom that the 2 universities shouldn’t be compelled to reveal the knowledge.
“We can’t be requested to furnish the knowledge to fulfill somebody’s infantile and irresponsible curiosity,” Mr Mehta mentioned.