New Delhi, Feb.26 (ANI): With Rohith Vemula’s family ‘contradicting’ Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday said the latter was trying to mislead the nation.
“The lies which Smriti Irani said in the Parliament are being condemned by Rohith Vemula’s family and the students of the Hyderabad University,” Kharge told ANI.
“Rohith Vemula’s family is contradicting what Irani’s said on the floor of the Parliament. It means she misled the nation. She is just hiding the truth in order to put forward her views,” he added.
The family of Rohith, the Hyderabad University PhD scholar who committed suicide, today said that they would ‘expose the lies’ propagated by Irani in the Parliament to divert the entire issue which has started troubling the ruling BJP at the Centre.
Rohith, who committed suicide, last month, was among the five research scholars suspended by the Hyderabad University in August last year over an alleged assault case.
The matter took a political turn with allegations that the extreme step taken by Rohith was a result of discrimination against Dalit students at the behest of Union Minister of State for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya, following his letter to the Union HRD Minister, seeking action against their ‘anti-national acts’. (ANI)