Rohith Vemula suicide case: Oppn for privilege motion against Smriti Irani

Referring to Irani’s comments in Lok Sabha last week on Vemula’s death, the Congress said the BJP was “waging a war against Dalits” while the CPI(M) said “untruth and lies” were uttered in the Lower House.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 28, 2016 3:02 am
Rohith Vemula, Smriti Irani, Smriti IRani Rohith Vemula, Smriti Irani Dalit suicide, Smriti IRani Dalit, The Union HRD Minister “has not only been economical with the truth but has also willfully misled the Parliament” on the suicide of Vemula, alleged AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik.

Turning up the heat on Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, the Congress and CPI(M) said Saturday that they would move notices to bring a privilege motion against her for “misleading Parliament” on the events surrounding the suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula.

Referring to Irani’s comments in Lok Sabha this week on Vemula’s death, the Congress said the BJP was “waging a war against Dalits” while the CPI(M) said “untruth and lies” were uttered in the Lower House.

The Union HRD Minister “has not only been economical with the truth but has also willfully misled the Parliament” on the suicide of Vemula, alleged AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik during a joint press conference with former union ministers Kumari Selja and Manish Tewari.

The Congress leaders questioned Irani’s statement in Lok Sabha that when Telangana police reached the Hyderabad university hostel, they found the room open and the body of Vemula on the table. Irani had said that according to police, “no one allowed a doctor near this child, to revive this child.”

Wasnik said, “On the other hand Rohith Vemula’s mother, Radhika Vemula, has told the media that her other son, Raja, reached the university at 8.30 pm and there was a doctor and policemen inside. Raja Vemula has corroborated the statement.”

The Congress leaders said Rohith’s friends, who were expelled from the hostel along with him for allegedly assaulting an ABVP leader, have stated that action against them was taken following a letter sent by the HRD Joint Secretary to the university to look into the matter.

“The HRD Minister has claimed that there was an SC/ST representative on the proctorial board that expelled the five PHD students including Vemula. The other expelled students, on the other hand, countered that this decision was taken on the 167th Executive Council meeting on November 16, 2015, which doesn’t have any SC/ST representative among its 11 members,” Wasnik said.

Senior CPI(M) leader Mohammad Salim told The Sunday Express that his party has also decided to move a privilege motion on the issue.

Salim said “there has been miscarriage of facts” and “untruth and lies” were said in Lok Sabha on the Vemula issue. He said the lies were regarding statements that no one was allowed near the dead body, including police.

Rahul to Modi: Watch Rohith’s mother

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his endorsement of Smriti Irani’s comments on Rohith Vemula’s suicide, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Saturday posted on his Twitter account: “Satyameva Jayate! Modiji do hear these words of Rohith Vemula’s mother”.

The tweet included a video of Vemula’s mother accusing Irani of lying. Modi had posted a link to Irani’s speech, with the words: “Satyemeva Jayate”

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    cherans
    Feb 28, 2016 at 12:10 pm
    What else one can expect from a school p......any as per the instruction from RSS...she is doing a fine job....else people will start thinking about Ache Din promise!!!
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      Stop.her
      Feb 27, 2016 at 4:39 pm
      Telling lie I betrayal. Arrest her under sedition. Otherwise she will become another STATE TERRORIST LIKE RAJNATH SINGH!
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        Dinesh
        Feb 28, 2016 at 12:35 pm
        Rohith must have been Arshe killing himself.
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          Jatin
          Feb 28, 2016 at 3:51 pm
          No he wants it to be controlled by IS
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            Navaneethan
            Feb 28, 2016 at 11:39 am
            The cowards could not digest the strong reply by Smriti Rani, who demolished all the lies and rumours of the combined opposition. Undoubtedy, Smriti Rani's pority and respect have multiplied a lot after her Parliamentary speech. For the first time, the Left and Congress Parties, who were the sole certifiers of "Secularism" have been completely exposed, and they have been defeated on the "Nationalism" arguement. Now, they want to target Smriti Rani, as they find she is a formidable challenge to the anti national forces. The more you target her unreasonably, more she is going to grow in her stature. Remember that you targeted Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for over a decade. Now Modi is the Prime Minister, Amit Shah is President of BJP.
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              Navneet
              Feb 27, 2016 at 9:24 pm
              For Congress Party, "Nationalism" means: 1. Supporting terrorists such as Afsal Guru and Yakub Memon, and glorifying them as heros, 2. Endanger the national security by interfering in the works of intelligence agencies and remove terrorists names from FIRs, 3. Prosecute the intelligence officials who work to capture terrorists, 4. Har the officials who take action against terror elements, 5. Instigate students and youth to raise anti national slogans and call them as "free speech", 6. Looting the country to the core through scams like 2G and Coalgate, 7. Transferring the nation properties to the party owners. 8. When not in power, block the functioning of the parliament through muscle power, 9. Instigate casteist and communal elements to indulge in anti national activities, 10. Wage war against the country through mainstream media pressutes.
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                Navaneethan
                Feb 27, 2016 at 8:05 pm
                The cowards could not digest the strong reply by Smriti Rani, who demolished all the lies and rumours of the combined opposition. Undoubtedy, Smriti Rani's pority and respect have multiplied a lot after her Parliamentary speech. For the first time, the Left and Congress Parties, who were the sole certifiers of "Secularism" have been completely exposed, and they have been defeated on the "Nationalism" arguement. Now, they want to target Smriti Rani, as they find she is a formidable challenge to the anti national forces. The more you target her unreasonably, more she is going to grow in her stature. Remember that you targeted Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for over a decade. Now Modi is the Prime Minister, Amit Shah is President of BJP.
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                  Saurabh
                  Feb 27, 2016 at 5:39 pm
                  As some one said " men will never feel or know Labour pains" in the same..... " a grade 12th will never know the value of a Ph.D. research scholar pain...."
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                    Saurabh
                    Feb 27, 2016 at 5:56 pm
                    I'm not worried about Congress or BJP....but I'm worried about my country led by uneducated fools....the funny part is our education minister smrithi is 12th failed twice and owns no degree.... Yale cannot be considered..... as an actress, she has did�her job well in the parliament, she deserves a padmabhushan.....its a shame to see her holding Rohith's suicide note and says that, nowhere it point outs her name as accused...does she expect someone to give a hate speech before suicide.... she wrote 5 letters blaming Rohith as anti-national, which led to his suicide....please spend your time building new educational insutions, to improve educational qualities, to provide free education for the poor..... don't use your political power to suppress students..... She must resign......!!!
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                      Yogita
                      Feb 27, 2016 at 4:35 pm
                      Time wasting by congress - India loses again
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                        Girish
                        Mar 1, 2016 at 12:28 pm
                        VHP worker, Arun Mahaur, killed by so called minority community in Agra was a DALIT. But no paper reports that. You won't see Kejariwal or Rahul visit his family. No issues will be raised regarding his death. But Rohit, whoes dalit background is questionable, is the only dalit issue all biased keep raising. Wake up India, hindus are being divided!!
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                          richpeoplefrompoorcountry
                          Mar 1, 2016 at 3:44 pm
                          Yes its true cast system still live in India and we should crush together. But big question is HOW? British well know how to remove this cast system and made good consution under his authority now we all knw wt happen whn consution is not following... There are so many Q. Why only upper cast people in temple? why Dalit only die n I. News? why they r so poor n we r ignoring them why there are so many diversity in our culture its shows ego... *Sata me rehne k lie ye log kuchh bhi karenge*
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                            arc
                            Feb 27, 2016 at 7:21 pm
                            Asatyameva Jayate -- the chaddi govt's statecraft.
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                              Casteless
                              Feb 27, 2016 at 4:44 pm
                              These BJP wallas are no match to congress, communist crooks who has seen power by hook or crook for so long. If you have to fight your enemy you must use weapons better than his. Pathetic BJP.
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                                Arjun
                                Feb 27, 2016 at 6:46 pm
                                Samriti only knows how to eat. She was fired from Macdonald for stealing and eating food. She is B.A. FAIL and Feku Modi made her Minister. She lost election and lost security deposit. She is a LIAR, CROOK and corrupt. Needs to be removed Shame on BJP.
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                                  Gag
                                  Feb 28, 2016 at 4:00 am
                                  How these all chors have come together and fighting for their survival. It is laughable that they are talking about lies. how much shameless you can be and to what level u can stoop, just ask congressi and left and that is why they will be wiped out within next 10 years.
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                                    Sam
                                    Feb 27, 2016 at 6:32 pm
                                    He is not sreedhar... He is actually mohammed taking hindu name to create confusion
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                                      Sam
                                      Feb 27, 2016 at 6:25 pm
                                      It seems she is causing pain in your a*s
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                                        kulbhushan goswami
                                        Feb 27, 2016 at 11:30 pm
                                        Although Ministers have to bear the brunt for whatever is said in the Parliament, the fact remains that k they receive from the concerned investigating agencies. Eventually they do not carry a magic wand to know about what exactly happen in the case. No minister should be made to face the privileges motions against himself/herself. Only a day back there was a news item in a daily that police is yet uncertain about the actual caste status of Rohith.
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                                          Das
                                          Feb 27, 2016 at 10:52 pm
                                          Look how Congi-Jihadi-leftie is netwrok is systematically destroying economy by direct and indirect acts. Directly Congi goon Hooda side kick orchestrated damage of Rs30,000 crore in Haryana and media is mum! Then indirectly they wasting individual students suicide where under Congress NINE suicide occurred again without murmur from any media, yet on one suicide there is so much hyperbole. Modi's need an effective media czar to fight the onslaught of the media. Otherwise the media does not care damaging economy so long they are paid by their masters.
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                                            SATISH
                                            Feb 27, 2016 at 7:17 pm
                                            BJP and RSS support Hindu Ideology which is 100 ok. In India, in the name of religion, Politicians are dividing the ppl for votes. In the name of democracy, ppl are taking non-sense things and want Govt to call them anti-national. Look at the Universities, it has become den of anti-national activities. if discussion on Ram Temple is saffronization, how come discussion on Afzal Guru Hanging is freedom of Speech? Where you draw the line being proud citizen of India?
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