Delhi Chief Minister and UP supremo Arvind Kejriwal again stumbled on Gujarat High Court order in Modi degree case. The Gujarat High Court has once again dismissed Kejriwal’s plea seeking a review of the court verdict on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s educational qualification. Although the High Court responded to the Delhi Chief Minister’s plea in July, Justice Biren Vaishnab on Thursday rejected the AAP chief’s plea.
In 2016, under the Right to Information Act, Kejriwal sought to know PM Modi’s educational qualifications. At that time, the Central Information Commission ordered Gujarat University to disclose Modi’s educational qualifications and certificates. But the High Court canceled the order after hearing the application made by Gujarat University last March. Gujarat University told the court, “Satisfying the irresponsible childish curiosity of someone cannot be considered under the Right to Information Act.”
At that time, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court on behalf of Gujarat University, “There is no secret in this matter. All the information regarding the Prime Minister’s education is already given on the official website of the university.” But Arvind Kejriwal filed a review petition in the High Court to reconsider the matter. In the petition, he said, Gujarat University and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing on behalf of the university, demanded that the information regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degree be available on the university’s official website. But there is no written evidence of the PM’s degree in any public domain, including the university’s website.
Kejriwal again applied to reconsider the judgment of the High Court in that case. But on Thursday, Gujarat High Court Judge Biren Vaishnab dismissed the petition and said, “In this case, although the original petition has been allowed, the petitioner has lost his legal remedy. But even so he repeatedly pleads for reconsideration and tries to find a special cause, which does not affect public life in good taste.”
The judge also said, “The Chief Minister of Delhi is trying to force the color of politics in the whole matter by misusing the law. Therefore, the fine of 25,000 taka has been imposed on him by the court, it is absolutely correct order.”