HYDERABAD: Taking strong objection to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi blaming the Centre for the suicide of University of Hyderabad student (UoH) V Rohith, health minister Kamineni Srinivas alleged that Rahul was trying to politicise the issue for selfish gain. “Several students committed suicide in UoH in the past but Rahul had never cared to visit their family members. Since, he wants to defame the NDA government, now he is shedding crocodile tears,” Srinivas alleged. Addressing media persons here on Wednesday, the health minister said a student committing suicide is a serious issue but cashing it for political gain is not in good taste.
Left Demands Irani’s Resignation over Student’s Death
Vijayawada: Left parties and student unions on Wednesday demanded resignation of Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya holding them responsible for the death of Dalit student Rohit Vemula in University of Hyderabad (UoH) campus on January 17. In a press release signed by state heads of CPI, CPM and SUCI and other Left brethren, they also demanded resignation of UoH vice-chancellor Appa Rao. They expressed their reservation over the inquiry into the incident by a two-member committee, as it was from HRD Ministry, which is being accused of the incident. They also demand revoking the suspension of the four Dalit research scholars. On the other hand state council of AISF demanded an inquiry into the incident by CBCID and demand stringent against the unions ministers and others accused in the case. They called upon student community to make the universities bandh on January 21 a success.