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Arrest warrant issued against Kejriwal over tweet against PM Modi

An Assam court has issued an arrest warrant against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after he failed to appear before it in connection with a defamation case concerning his tweet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Modiji 12 pass hain. Uske baad ki degree farzi hai," (Modi has studied upto class 12. His degrees after that are fake), the Delhi chief minister had tweeted in December last year.

The Diphu Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court in Assam earlier had summoned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking him to appear in person on a complaint alleging that he made defamatory remarks against Modi.

Deputy Chairman of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, Surjo Rongphar had filed a complaint against Kejriwal in Diphu court accusing him of making defamatory remarks against the prime minister on his educational qualifications.

A case has been registered against Kejriwal under section 499,500 and 501 of the Indian Penal Code.

The court has fixed May 8 as the next date of hearing.