Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-05-13 12:15 If, any Indian has to firstly, prove to the nation that he has certain educational qualification that in itself raises eye brows. Secondly why does anyone, irrespective of his social pecking order, need to intimate about his educational credentials is in itself a matter of indignation to the person concerned. In simple words such a scenario means there is more than what meets the eye and doubts arise as to what the truth is, as we all believe that there is no smoke without fire. It is amusing to note that Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India has been caught amidst such a controversy that he has to show his educational credentials to the country. Never ever in the history of India, a serving PM had to prove his educational qualifications to the country the way it is today. Further, rather than the person in the eye of the storm replying the people of the country with honest answers, it is a matter of serious concern about the falling standards of political morality that his party president and another senior leader of the party calls for a press conference and show some documents (presumed to be incorrect by his political opponents) in proof of Shri N Modi’s educational qualification. I wonder is it such a difficult task for Mr Modi to come in front of people and show his degree certificates in chronological order, if at all they are there, like any sensible common citizen would do. Mind you he is the “Pradhan Sevak”. Questions why the university from where he graduated and mastered is keeping silent under various pretexts in making a simple straight forward statement and release his degree certificates. Why so much melodrama about a simple issue like this? The answer is to garner publicity and playing the VICTIM card to get public sympathy in an election month. But the electorate of India is quite intelligent to see through such gimmicks. The people of India are skeptical to believe his degrees. For, Mr Modi is known to have submitted in his election affidavit (till 2014 General elections) that he is unmarried. Only in the general elections of 2014, he submitted an affidavit stating that he is married. It is natural for people to disbelieve such a person who has known credentials to state incorrect details that too in an election affidavit for such a long time. Mr Modi has all the time in the world to tweet on all kinds of issues, including wishing another country’s president “happy birthday” albeit wrongly. Any excuse that he was pre-occupied will not hold water. Time has come for Mr Modi firstly to show all his degree certificates himself to the nation in a chronological order, update his website accordingly and apologise to the entire women folk for concealing his married status. Instead of taking a circuitous route and creating more confusion, Mr Modi should come clean with his educational qualifications once and for all to put to rest all speculations and move forward to engage in more fruitful works in nation building for the betterment of people of the country. Actually, it does not matter what true degrees Mr Modi holds, but what matters is, has Mr Modi delivered all his pre-poll promises made to people of India. Author: Born on 3 Dec 1954 at Sringeri in Chikmagalur District, Karnataka Wg Cdr GB Athri (Retd) joined the Indian Air Force as a commissioned officer in 1976. He served the IAF with distinction, for over 25 years at various stations, all over India including the border posts.