The Aam Aadmi Party initiated the “Degree Dikhao Campaign”, on Sunday. The campaign involves AAP leaders publicly sharing their educational qualifications every day. The campaign began with AAP Senior Leader & Education Minister Ms Atishi presenting her undergraduate degree from the University of Delhi and two master’s degrees from the University of Oxford during a press conference.
While sharing her degrees, Ms. Atishi said, “From today onwards every day an AAP leader will put out his/her degree in front of the country. I am starting this by sharing my three degrees. B.A from the University of Delhi, a Master of Arts from the University of Oxford and another Master of Science from the University of Oxford.” Further, she appealed to all the leaders of the country to come forward and show their degrees to the public so that the citizens of the country can know how educated their leaders are.
While appealing to the leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), she said that if their leaders and senior politicians have degrees, they should present them before the country. She said, “Whenever we study in a college or university and reach a prestigious or constitutional position, it not only reflects on the college or university but also fills the students of that time with pride that someone among us has achieved such a high position. It also motivates other students.”
Ms Atishi said that if the Prime Minister of the country has obtained a degree in ‘Entire Political Science’ from Gujarat University, then why is the university going to court to avoid disclosing the degree. Gujarat University should be proud that their student has become the Prime Minister of the country. Taking a jibe at the unique name of the department she said, “Infact Gujarat University should rename this unique department of ‘Entire Political Science’ in the name of the current Prime Minister. This department is so unique that except for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people haven’t met any other student of his batch and this department.”
In addition, she urged leaders across the nation to participate in the campaign and publicly share their degrees, so that citizens can become aware of the educational qualifications of those who are taking decisions for them and the country.
Responding to a query regarding LG raising questions on CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal’s IIT degree, Ms. Atishi said, “IITs are claimed to be the most prestigious institutions in India and across the world, people who studied from there are leading companies across the world. It is really sad that today questions are being raised on the degree of IIT too. LG too should come forward and share his degree with the public.”