Congress Calls PM Modi 'Pied Piper', Attacks Minister Accused of Forging Marksheets

Congress Calls PM Modi 'Pied Piper', Attacks Minister Accused of Forging Marksheets

Junior education minister RS Katheria

New Delhi: Congress today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministerial colleagues, after the controversy surrounding newly-inducted minister of state for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria over his graduation marksheet.

Party general secretary Digvijaya Singh called Mr Modi as "Indian pied piper" who "takes credit of all the things which he hasn't done".

Ajay Maken, who heads the Congress' communications department, said in his tweet, "BJP-Gift to the Nation Education Min filed wrong Affidavit: MOS allegedly forged MarkSheet! Modi's #Clean Politics ? (sic)".

While attacking Mr Katheria, both the leaders also referred to the degree controversy surrounding Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani sometime back.

"First Minster HRD and now MOS HRD has given Fraud Mark Sheet! On top of it RSS wants to change the Text Books and Indian History (sic)," Mr Singh said on Twitter.

Mr Katheria, the Junior Education Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, faces charges of forging two university marksheets to land a teaching job at Agra University. The minister has, however, strongly denied the charge against him terming it a political conspiracy.

Digvijaya Singh also slammed the BJP for "taking support of MIM" in Maharashtra and claimed the saffron party will benefit if MIM contests elections in Delhi. He said that "religious fundamentalists of majority and minority" are two faces of the same coin.

Two MLAs of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) had abstained from voting against the Devendra Fadnavis government of BJP in Maharashtra.

He added "Bhakra Nangal other Dams Power Projects Navratna PSUs IITs IIMs are products of his Vision. Through Land Reforms he gave Land to the Tiller."

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