Durgapur (West Bengal), Jan 27 (ANI): Preparations are in full swing for Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's rally in Durgapur district of West Bengal on Wednesday. People and supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have gathered to be a part of this rally. With the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections round the corner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is targeting fringe districts that share borders with Bangladesh to begin their election poll campaign.
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the University of Hyderabad on Thursday. Addressing the students, Kejriwal flayed the Centre over Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's clarification over the death of a Dalit scholar. He said the issue is not about Dalits but ‘injustice’. He strongly condemned the ‘caste angle’ given to Rohith Vemula's death by Smriti Irani. He added that it is shameful that the minister used words like ‘extremist’, ‘casteist’ and ‘anti-national’ in her letter.
New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on Thursday attacked Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani for “lying” and giving “false” information to the nation about the Dalit scholar suicide case. Randeep said both Irani and her Cabinet colleague Bandaru Dattatreya should be sacked immediately for allegedly putting pressure on the university to suspend five Dalit students, including Rohith Vemula who committed suicide.He added that this shows that BJP and its government can go to any extent to support their people.