Rohith Vemula’s suicide: BSP seeks apology from Smriti Irani

  • Avtar Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Mar 01, 2016 20:57 IST
HRD minister Smriti Irani speaking in the Rajya Sabha. (PTI Photo / TV GRAB)

As the debate over Hyderabad student Rohith Vemula’s suicide in Rajya Sabha boils, the Punjab wing of the Bahujan Samaj Party on Sunday launched a broadside against HRD minister Smriti Irani’s apology over the issue.

BSP, national general secretary Narender Kashyap questioned Irani’s that their party chief Mayawati is not satisfied with her answer over Rohith’s suicide case and now minister has to decide to give her head or apology?

On the day of the session during debate on Rohith Vemula’s suicide case in Rajya Sabha, Smriti Irani, had asked Mayawati that “If you are not satisfied with my answer, I will cut my head and put it in your feet”and now has expressed her dissatisfaction over her answer and BSP is pointing out at HRD minister.

While addressing a press conference at Circuit House on Sunday, BSP National general secretary Narender Kashyap said, “The university authorities and union minister had harassed Rohith and after that he had to commit suicide. Mayawati raised this issue in Rajya Sabha and claimed that there was no schedule Caste member in the judicial committee probing the suicide. But Smriti Irani had asked that there was a SC member in the committee and if Mayawati was not satisfied with her answer, she would cut her head and put it in her feet. Now I asked the minister when Mayawati is not satisfied with her answer what she will do or apologise over the issue.”

“The minister misled parliament because there was no SC member in the judicial committee and no action had been taken in the case,”he added.

BSP will organise rally on March 15

Narender Kashyap and Avtar Singh Karimpuri, Rajya Sabha, MP, said that BSP would organise a massive rally at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar where party chief Kumari Mayawati would address the rally. “We hold a meeting regarding the feedback of party workers for March 15 rally, which is dedicated to BSP founder Kanshi Ram, where people will attend in massive numbers. The rally will be remembered in Punjab politics.”

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