The BJP made public the B.A. and M.A. degrees of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and sought an apology from Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal.
BJP president Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley held aloft the Bachelor of Arts degree issued by Delhi University and the Masters of Arts degree from Gujarat University at a press conference in the capital on Monday.
Shah said: "Before making such baseless allegations about someone's personal life, one should have verified the facts. I am very ashamed that such a day would come that I will have to make public the PM's degrees."
Accusing Kejriwal of lowering the level of politics, he sought a public apology from the Delhi chief minister. "By raising this issue without any substantial proof, Kejriwal has lowered the level of politics. He has committed a sin to defame the nation. Kejriwal should apologise to the nation," he added.
He also sought to know from Kejriwal on what basis did he level the charges against the Prime Minister.
Jaitley said Modi completed his studies in difficult circumstances. He said Modi used to travel from Gujarat to give his B.A. examination. During the day, he used to stay at the ABVP office here.