Smriti Irani in Parliament: Five articles you should read

Smriti Irani pulled out all the stops in a fiery speech in the Parliament on Wednesday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:February 25, 2016 6:21 pm
Smriti-Irani1 Smriti Irani pulled out all the stops in a fiery speech in the Parliament on Wednesday.

Smriti Irani trains guns on Congress in aggressive, emotional Lok Sabha speech

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday deftly handled the controversy surrounding the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula and ongoing row over alleged anti-national slogans raised in JNU campus, and countered the Opposition charge that she failed in performing her duty.

Irani, in her speech in Lok Sabha, mixing emotion and aggression, accused Opposition parties of playing petty politics over Vemula’s death.

Referring to the attack on her following the death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad University after her ministry wrote letters to the university authorities, Irani said “mujhe suli pe chadhaya jaa raha hai kyunki mere vibhaag ne patra likha (I am being hanged because my ministry wrote the letter)”.

WATCH SMRITI IRANI’s SPEECH

Mayawati vs Irani

Wednesday also saw fierce exchange of words between Irani and BSP supremo Mayawati in the Rajya Sabha. As soon the session began, Mayawati demanded to know whether a Dalit would be appointed to probe Vemula’s suicide and stuck to the same line throughout the day. A visibly agitated Irani said: “Mayawati ji, I request, you are a senior member and a woman, you want an answer, I am ready to reply. If you are not satisfied with my answer, I will cut my head and put it in your feet.”

The name Manu is not unparliamentary: K C Tyagi

JD(U) MP KC Tyagi in the Rajya Sabha also took aim at Irani by calling her “Manu Smriti Irani”. The comment was, however, expunged from the record despite “Manu” not being on the list of unparliamentary words, according to Tyagi.

“Anyone who acts on a letter like the one written by Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya with regard to Rohith Vemula is a subscriber to the caste system prescribed by Manu and can be, therefore, logically called Manu Smriti Irani.”

Called KCR over Rohith Vemula, no reply, says Smriti Irani; state says looking into it

Irani claimed that Vemula was not taken to a doctor after he was found hanging inside his friend’s room. She alleged that Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was “busy” to take her call post Vemula’s death.

“I made a call to KCR but I was told he is busy. I even called up his daughter, MP K Kavita,” Smriti said in the Lok Sabha, adding she did not receive a call back.

‘Satyamev Jayate’: PM Modi tweets link to Smriti Irani’s spirited speech in LS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a link to the speech Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani made in the Lok Sabha during the debate on the ongoing JNU row and the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula at the Hyderabad Central University.

“Do hear this speech by @smritiirani. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v3PlGs8…Satyamev Jayate,” Modi tweeted from his personal handle on Wednesday.

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    S Iyer
    Feb 26, 2016 at 9:10 am
    Strange that Rahul hi landed up in JNU to support the students. Did he not remember that it was his Govt that hanged Afzal Guru? One would ask, did the students also protest on the 1st and 2nd Anniversary of Afzal Guru's hanging? Why so much protest on the 3rd anniversary. Politically motivated perhaps?
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      Baskar Rao
      Feb 26, 2016 at 6:20 am
      Who is anti national Hope the student community carefully reads th HRD ministers speech in the both the houses of the parliament and under stand the position of the Gove ,who are not against the student community but cannot compromise on the Anti National Activity .They should think deeply on what mistake they did by taking to streets.
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        bharadwaj
        Feb 25, 2016 at 3:09 pm
        Mrs. khan says that HRD minister insulted the LOK SABHA with filimi style dialogue. Would like to know her reaction on people supporting pro afzal and pro yakub khan comments. How hollow this is. Not worried about content, but worried about how it is said !!!
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          Deeply Concerned
          Feb 25, 2016 at 2:38 pm
          Have seen better speeches in street fights between women while fighting for water from borewells
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            Mrs Khan
            Feb 25, 2016 at 1:50 pm
            Sumriti Irani should realise that she was standing in lok sabha not on a TV drama set or Filmi set. Dialogues expresion was totally filmi style. It was insult of Lok Sabha
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              Pawan
              Feb 25, 2016 at 10:16 pm
              So now no one can say against Salman's judgement you may be charged with sedition
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                Pawan
                Feb 25, 2016 at 4:31 pm
                Look at the Rail budget there is no change its like I want to be minister but I will drool around stay and do nothing
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                  Pawan
                  Feb 25, 2016 at 4:29 pm
                  Modi and his counter parts are spread ing false news and prapoa on their failure to handle such issues they want to crush things in egoist style. Rahul and others have just pitched in suport aginst the ways things have been handle to pressure govt against the hooglism . They are tried to hide there own misdeed under name of patriotism, clear example is Kanhiya did not get bail but the person who had hit him in court already has the bail. Now after so much hue and cry Smriti is referring them as bachas earlier they were treated as Antinationals . SRK and Aamir said something they were also treated as anti nationals . Its BJP who is spreading this hatered ness across India in the name of Patriotism and Casteism.
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                    Pawan
                    Feb 25, 2016 at 4:40 pm
                    People are fighting/killing against each other in the name of caste , religion. One more example other country which has been responsible for majority of problems in India we go and wish Happy Bday to PM of that couuntry , I cannot see my taxes being wasted for such cause.
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                      Pawan
                      Feb 25, 2016 at 4:32 pm
                      Rs is getting down against dollar , export /import is decreasing this hateredness across India
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                        Anil
                        Feb 25, 2016 at 7:46 pm
                        Thank you Smriti!!!
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                          Lovely
                          Feb 26, 2016 at 12:40 am
                          An IAS or IPS officer getting selection on Dalith quota , will he be Dalith for ever?
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                            Jai Nath
                            Feb 25, 2016 at 1:21 pm
                            @indianexpress#smriti speech in parliament yesterday will be regarded as the best speech given in parliament in reply to any allegation leveled by oppos so far.
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                              Junior_butcher
                              Feb 25, 2016 at 5:54 pm
                              Congi and Commi rule is "ram rayja"
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                                Junior_butcher
                                Feb 25, 2016 at 5:55 pm
                                Thank you for your analytical thoughts
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                                  Anand
                                  Feb 26, 2016 at 11:28 am
                                  Reserve all seats in Educational Insutions based on community. Do not allow any general category candidates into the universities. Provide Social Justice in such a way that none of General Category communities can get into any university in the country. Send them to some country like Syria/Afghanistan/Iraq so that they can be bombed and gotten rid off permanently. This will bring an end to the community politics and all "Indians" can live peacefully.
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                                    Kumar
                                    Feb 26, 2016 at 8:47 pm
                                    What is the problem with all this opposition party members, this also looks like a plan from self centered Telangana CM and his daughter Raudi Rangamma. Why a doctor was allowed to resurrect the student, only plan KCR had was to arrest the BJP minister and refused to answer the phone call from central minister. What is his qualifications, a broker became the CM by inciting the regional sentiments of the people and once became CM made all his family members ministers and everyone of them are looting the state with 2 hands.
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                                      Manusmriti Malhotra
                                      Feb 25, 2016 at 3:56 pm
                                      Manu 'smriti' Malhotra is a dramebaaz actress, she is is inciting religious violence with bengal elections in focus, such illiterate persons become ministers ad lead the w country into chaos. Utterly deable behavior of the minister, i feel ashamed that she is our HRD minister
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                                        Pakku Mudli.
                                        Feb 25, 2016 at 3:50 pm
                                        RSS has found a new puppet in addition to Modi who can think little and act more.
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                                          pete
                                          Feb 25, 2016 at 6:19 pm
                                          is awesome
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                                            PL
                                            Feb 25, 2016 at 8:28 pm
                                            Mayawati sees every one form Dalit angle not for human being? These are the people dividing humans into dalits an others for their political benefits. They are dividing he society. What has she done for Dalits in UP except making elephants and collecting 54 crore rupees on her birthday bash? This is a corrupt lady.
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