High court in Assam has issued an arrest warrant against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for insulting PM Narendra Modi’s education qualification

The bailable warrant is the latest in a series of troubles that the Aam Aadmi Party leader finds himself over his utterances. He is being tried for defamation in a Delhi court in a case filed by finance minister Arun Jaitley.

On Monday, judicial magistrate Naba Kumar Deka Baruah in Diphu in Karbi Anglong district issued the warrant against the AAP chief after a no-show on April 7.

Modiji 12 pass hain. Uske baad ki degree farzi hai (Narendra Modi is only 12th pass and all other succeeding degrees are fake)

– Arvind Kejriwal had tweeted on December 15

A few days later, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council member Surjo Rongphar, who is also with the BJP, filed a case against Kejriwal, accusing him of making defamatory remarks about Modi.

Kejriwal’s lawyer Gurpreet Singh Uppal said the chief minister was busy with the April 23 Delhi civic elections and it was not possible for him to be present in person in the court.

On perusal of records, it reveals that the accused (Kejriwal) has not appeared before the court on the earlier occasion on January 30, too, availing adjournment for two months. Considering this, the petition of Gurpreet Singh Uppal is rejected

– the court said

The Delhi chief minister has been demanding that Modi’s college and university certificates be made public, alleging that the Prime Minister had furnished wrong information about his education.

The prime minister’s office and government have denied the charge. The case will now be heard on May 8.

The Congress, however, used the warrant to ask the Prime Minister why he was so “secretive” about his education.