Oppn using Dalit suicide for political advantage: Venkaiah Naidu

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  • Updated: Jan 21, 2016 19:24 IST
Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, M Venkaiah Naidu visits the Vivekananda Rock memorial, at Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu on Thursday. (PTI)

Hitting out at Congress and other opposition parties over the alleged suicide of a Dalit research scholar at Hyderabad university, union minister

M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said they were using the opportunity for cheap political advantage.

Rejecting the opposition’s allegations against the Centre and union minister Badaru Dattatraya, who has been accused in the suicide case, Naidu said the central government as well as the ministers have nothing to do with the alleged suicide.

“Even the suicide note of the boy does not say anything to that effect,” he said.

Naidu claimed that eight students have committed suicide at the university when the UPA government was in power and nobody talked about it at that time.

“Congress is following a 5D policy of defame, disinformation, divert attention, delay development and disrupt Parliament and thus derailing progress of the country,” he said.

He appealed to the opposition to shed its “negative and destroying role” and help pass important bills, including the GST and Real Estate bills “which will be a big boost to the economy of the nation”, in the coming Budget session of Parliament.

He said the entire world was turning towards India as an attractive investment destination and this was reinforced by major CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Noting the Union government was giving top priority for investment in infrastructure, agriculture and social security measures, Naidu said the policy of the government was appeasement to none and justice for all.

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