NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – Micro blogging website Twitter was flooded with thousands of tweets in India when activists questioned the educational qualification of Prime Minister Narendra Modi using a hash tag “#DegreeDikhaoPMSaab”.
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The campaign began following a refusal by Prime Minister Office to disclose information about the educational background of PM Modi.
A citizen had inquired about the educational track record of Indian Prime Minister under the Right to Information act that allows every Indian national to know anything placed in public record.
The issue further worsened when it was revealed the official website of Prime Minister “pmindia.gov” also carries no information in this regard.
Here are few selected tweets:
If anyone can get a RTI reply frm PMO regarding education degree of our respected PM, I promise, I wl shave my head! 100% sure these r fake!
— Markandey Katju (@katjuPCI) July 16, 2015
“Modi, Modi” “Yes, papa” “Show me your degree” “No, Papa” “Telling lies?” “Ha ha ha” #DegreeDikhaoPMSaab
— Shuvankar Mukherjee (@shuvankr) August 8, 2015
How dare ppl trend #DegreeDikhaoPMSaab? A person who has Phd in Systematic Riot Organising & Fekuism, dont need to show any proof.
— Rajarshi Dutta (@RD_justRD) August 8, 2015
Aaptards ” #DegreeDikhaoPMSaab ” PM “Amit bhai Dikhao inko zara” *Shah ji takes them into detention and gives third degree.
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) August 8, 2015
PMO: 2 RTI by Jashodaben:Declined RTI for Foreign Trip Expenses:Declined RTI for Qualification of PM:Declined. #DegreeDikhaoPMSaab
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@surdesairajdeep) August 8, 2015
— The Analyst (@bharat_builder) August 8, 2015