Sack Dattatreya, demands Cong

The Opposition also said the alleged suicide of the research scholar shows the “anti-Dalit mindset” of the Union government and the RSS.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:January 19, 2016 2:53 am

With Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya named in an FIR over the alleged suicide of a Dalit PhD student in Hyderabad, the Congress Monday demanded that he be sacked from the Cabinet. The Opposition also said the alleged suicide of the research scholar shows the “anti-Dalit mindset” of the Union government and the RSS.

“Now that an FIR has been registered against Union Minister Dattatreya and, the letter written by him prima facie amounts to abetment to suicide, the Congress demands that Dattatreya resign with immediate effect, failing which the Prime Minister should sack him immediately,” Congress spokesperson R P N Singh said.

He added, “The unfortunate and tragic suicide by Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula… amidst circumstances deliberately orchestrated by Dattatreya, the HRD ministry and their cohorts of the ABVP, is yet again a blatant manifestation of the anti-Dalit agenda and mindset of the government at the Centre and its controller the RSS.”

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