New Delhi, Feb. 27 (ANI): The National Students Union of India (NSUI) will today stage a protest outside Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani’s residence for telling lies in Parliament over the death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula.
Yesterday, Vemula’s family and friends had attacked Irani, calling her speech in Parliament a set of “absolute lies”.
“Smriti Irani, this is not a serial, this is real life. Bring out the facts, don’t fabricate them,” said Rohith’s mother Radhika Vemula in Delhi, flanked by her other son and Rohith’s friends.
On Wednesday, Smriti Irani had said in her reply to a debate in the Lok Sabha: “This is how politics was played on this child and his dead body. Nobody allowed a doctor near him. The police has reported… Not one attempt was made to revive this child. Not one attempt was made to take him to a doctor. Instead his body was used as a political tool. Hidden. No police was allowed till 6.30 the next morning. Not me, but the Telangana police is saying this.”
Rohith’s brother Raja said: “These were absolute lies. The intent was to divert focus from an issue that has started troubling the BJP.” (ANI)