India’s Opposition Leader, Ajit Pawar, recently shared his opinion on Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s educational qualifications as the row over PM Modi’s degree continues to be a hot topic of debate. The leader of the opposition expressed that in politics, a degree has no relevance and that the win of BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha Election was a scenario where the educational qualifications of the PM were never questioned.
Pawar stated that Modi had been able to develop a strong charisma throughout India, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, due to his tremendous leadership qualities. He added that the recognition and success of BJP was a result of Modi’s capabilities, and that number of CMs and PMs in India have been elected without any questions into their qualifications, making the present debate irrelevant.
Pawar also expressed his disappointment over people talking about PM Modi’s degree instead of focusing on the important issues such as the agrarian crisis, and the hike in LPG prices. He pointed out that the BJP-Shiv Sena’s Savarkar Gaurav Yatras were nothing but ‘political dramas’, and that Deputy CM Fadnavis must ensure that Savarkar receives a Bharat Ratna.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the ruling party in India, formed in 1980. It is a right-wing party that claims to be the political leg of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its members subscribe to Hindu nationalism and social conservatism. Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi, the current Prime Minister of India since 2014, is a prominent leader of the BJP, who has long been the face of the party and its campaigns.
Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, is a political leader and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener a Political Party and the current ruling party of Delhi. Kejriwal is an avid critic of the Modi Government and is known for raising questions over the PM’s educational qualifications.
Ajit Anantrao Pawar, popularly referred to as ‘Dada’, is the deputy president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). He has been serving as the Leader of Opposition since 2018 and is known for his remarkable services in the fields of agriculture and social services in Maharashtra.