The Congress Party on Tuesday asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to take moral responsibility for the ongoing controversy surrounding the fake degree of his Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar and step down from his post.
Delhi Pradesh Congress committee chief Ajay Maken demanded that Tomar should be removed from his post with immediate effect.
“I think it’s the first time that a Law Minister’s law degree has been found to be a fake. Taking moral responsibility for the same, Arvind Kejriwal should step down from his post in Delhi,” he added.
Tomar was arrested by Delhi Police this morning and taken to the Hauz Khas Police Station in connection with the fake certificate row.
Tomar has been charged with submitting fake certificates while filing the nomination for Delhi Assembly polls earlier this year.
The Tilka Manjhi University in Bhagalpur, Bihar, from where Tomar claimed to have obtained his law degree, had earlier stated that the record of his provisional certificate did not exist in the university’s record.