At the Hyderabad Central University today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked union minister Smriti Irani over her statement on the suicide of research scholar Rohith Vemula and alleged that she spoke "one lie after another."
15 Dalit professors at the Hyderabad University where research scholar Rohith Vemula committed suicide, have resigned from their administrative posts. The professors earlier attacked education minister Smriti Irani for her comments yesterday on events that led to the student's death.
Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya, who has found himself at the centre of the spiraling political controversy over the suicide of research scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad, today denied that he had written a letter to the human resources development ministry.
A high tide of politicians from different parties including the BSP and Trinamool Congress are making their way to Hyderabad to express their solidarity with students protesting against the suicide of 26-year-old Rohith Vemula. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will meet Mr Vemula's family.
Arvind Kejriwal today targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the suicide of a student who was banned from a hostel in Hyderabad's Central University. The incident has taken a political turn with union minister Bandaru Dattatreya being accused of a role in the suicide and interfering in the university.
As student protests over 26-year-old research scholar Rohith Vemula's death spread across the country and politicians made a beeline for Hyderabad university, vice chancellor Appa Rao Podile said Union minister Smriti Irani or Bandaru Dattartreya did not pressurise him in any way to take action against Vemula.
Before he hanged himself in the hostel from where he had been banned two weeks ago, research scholar Rohith Vemula wrote a long note in which he said: "No one is responsible, no one has instigated me. Do not trouble my friends and enemies on this after I am gone."
Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya asserted today that a letter written by him had nothing to do with the suicide of a research student at the Hyderabad Central University, which has led to anger and protests.
The suicide of a student who was suspended and banned from the hostel last month has ignited fierce protests at a Hyderabad university. Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya has been charged with aiding the suicide with a letter he had written in August.
The temporary capital city buildings of Andhra Pradesh would come up at Velagapudi village in the permanent capital area near Vajayawada, state Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana said in Vijayawada today.