Jailed AAP leader Manish Sisodia has written a letter addressing the people of the country, alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not understand the importance of education. Sisodia's handwritten letter in Hindi was shared on Twitter by AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
"Modi does not understand science... Modi ji does not understand the importance of education," Sisodia claimed in the letter, alleging that 60,000 schools have been closed in the country in the last few years. Sisodia stated that it is necessary to have an educated prime minister for India's progress.
"Today's youth is aspirational, they want to achieve something, and they are looking for opportunities. Does a less educated PM have the capacity to fulfill the aspiration of today's youth?," Delhi's former Deputy CM said in the letter.
Kejriwal has been targetting Modi over his educational qualifications after he was fined Rs 25,000 by the Gujarat High Court for asking for details of the PM's degrees through Right to Information (RTI). Noting that this was 'indiscriminate use of the RTI Act', the single judge bench also set aside an earlier order by the Chief Information Commission calling for the data to be furnished by the relevant universities, according to reports.
Soon after the verdict, Kejriwal tweeted saying, “Does the country have the right to know how educated their PM is? He vehemently opposed showing the degree in the court. Why?”
The CBI had arrested on February 26 in connection with alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the now-scrapped Delhi Excise Policy.