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Business News/ Politics / 'Only an Entire Political Science student would…': Rahul Gandhi's dig at PM Modi's ‘nobody knew Mahatma Gandhi’ remark
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'Only an Entire Political Science student would…': Rahul Gandhi's dig at PM Modi's ‘nobody knew Mahatma Gandhi’ remark

PM Modi stated that Mahatma Gandhi became known to the world after the 1982 movie 'Gandhi'. Rahul Gandhi criticized PM Modi's statement taking a jibe at his educational background.

:Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hit back at PM Modi's 'nobody knew Mahatma Gandhi' remark, citing the prime minister's Master of Arts degree certificates. Premium
:Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hit back at PM Modi's 'nobody knew Mahatma Gandhi' remark, citing the prime minister's Master of Arts degree certificates.

Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his statement during a TV interview that the world was unaware of Mahatma Gandhi till before the Richard Attenborough 1982 movie, Gandhi. Taking to microblogging site X, Rahul Gandhi wrote, “Only a student of 'Entire Political Science' would need to watch the film to know about Mahatma Gandhi."

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Rahul Gandhi's 'only a student of Entire Political Science' jibe referenced the Master of Arts degree certificate of PM Modi which shows that the prime minister completed his masters in “Entire Political Science".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a recent TV interview, stated that Mahatma Gandhi was unknown to the world until Ben Kingsley's Gandhi (1982) movie. The statement comes ahead of the last phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

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PM Modi, sharing his observations from his world tours, revealed that the world's recognition of Mahatma Gandhi was significantly influenced by Richard Attenborough's 1982 movie 'Gandhi'. He also pointed out that while figures like Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr were globally renowned, the Indian government could have done more to promote Mahatma Gandhi's legacy, a legacy that has resonated across the world.

Narendra Modi's educational background has been a point of debate between the Congress and BJP, often flagged by Rahul Gandhi. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Sanjay Singh, and Arvind Kejriwal had faced a defamation case when they asked for Modi's educational background.

Gujarat High Court, in March 2023, ruled that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) need not furnish PM Modi's degree certificates under the Right to Information Act (RTI Act). Following this, the Gujarat University filed a complaint accusing Arvind Kejriwal and Sanjay Singh of defamation.

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Published: 29 May 2024, 04:54 PM IST
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