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Delhi law minister should be sacked: Congress

New Delhi : The Congress demanded on Tuesday that Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar be sacked immediately.

Congress leader Ajay Maken said on Twitter: “AAP Delhi law minister’s law degree found fake. Should be sacked immediately and vacate assembly seat for fresh election!”

The comments came after a Bihar-based university from where Tomar claimed to have obtained his degree, on Monday told the Delhi High Court that the provisional certificate was not “genuine” and “does not exist in the university’s record”.

The serial number of the certificate in the record showed the name of some other person and not of Tomar, according to the Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bihar.

The university’s response came on a plea against Tomar which alleged that he enrolled himself as an advocate on the basis of a “fake and bogus” graduation degree.

Maken questioned: “Will (Arvind) Kejriwal apologise again/take moral responsibility and step down?”

A demonstration would be held at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office on April 30, he said.

Tomar also holds the portfolios of tourism, art and culture, as well as home.

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Congress seeks Modi’s apology over his ‘anti-India’ comments

New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “anti-India” comments made in Germany and Canada when he was on a three-nation tour earlier this month.

“He must apologise for whatever he had said,” senior Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters.

Sharma, who raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha earlier in the day, said that it was the prime minister who made comments like “cleaning dirt” and “scam India to skill India” on foreign soil, thereby “insulting the country” and only he can explain what he meant.

“He does not go abroad as BJP leader or in his personal capacity. He goes there with India’s flag and must remember this,” Sharma said, adding that “it was insulting to the country and hence cannot be accepted”.

The issue saw three adjournments in the Rajya Sabha.