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AAP MLA Surender Singh rubbishes fake degree allegations

Updated: Aug 02, 2016 10:13 IST

New Delhi, Aug.2 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Delhi Cantonment Surender Singh on Tuesday rubbished the allegations of fake degree levelled by BJP's Karan Singh Tanwar, and said it was all part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to target AAP leaders.

Tanwar, former MLA from Delhi Cantonment, had reportedly alleged that after retiring from the Army, Singh tried for the job of a teacher in a government school in Jhajjar by submitting a fake graduation degree.

He based his allegation on an RTI reply received from the Sikkim University which said it did not have any record of a student named Surender Singh.

"This degree has been scrutinized twice in Jhajjar. Delhi Police has scrutinized this degree. There is nothing wrong with the degree. BJPs Karan Singh Tanwar is sending RTI to some other university. Ever since his name featured in MM Khan's murder case, he has been doing these things to improve his image," Singh told ANI.

"This targeting of AAP leaders is a part of Prime Minister's plan. Even in the past I have been accused falsely," he added.

Commando Surender Singh is the second AAP MLA after former law minister Jitender Singh Tomar, who is facing allegations over educational qualification and had to step down

Singh was also embroiled in a controversy involving making casteist remarks against an NDMC sanitary inspector.

Singh, popularly called 'Commando' by AAP members, was arrested along with his associates in the case soon after. (ANI)